Unwanted household products labels as flammable, toxic, corrosive or reactive are household hazardous wastes (HHW). All hazardous products must include a signal word - danger, warning or caution - on the label.
What's the Problem
When HHW ends up in household trash or is poured down sinks or storm drains, it not only endangers or health and safety, but it also poses risks for our communities, wildlife and the environment. In order to protect our health and environment, we must know how to properly use, store and dispose of HHW. Though usually safe when used according to label directions, these products can become dangerous when people are unaware, or forget, that they are handling hazardous products.