Hazardous Products

Residents may safely dispose of items at the Household Hazardous Waste Site, 3333 Kishwaukee St., Rockford IL

 Safe Handling for Common Hazardous Products

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets

  • Use in well-ventilated areas only

  • Keep in original containers with original labels
  • Thoroughly wash your hands after handling hazardous products, even if you use gloves.
  • Wear eye protection

Hazardous Products include but are not limited to:

  • Abrasive Cleaners – may contain ammonia.
  • Ammonia – DO NOT mix with bleach (creates a poisonous gas)
  • Antifreeze – Keep away from children and pets, (is highly toxic despite sweet taste)
  • Bleach – DO NOT mix with ammonia or acids (poisonous gas)
  • Disinfectant – May contain bleach
  • Drain Opener – May contain lye (corrosive)
  • Fertilizer – Keep separated from fuel oil, gasoline, etc. (Explosive)
  • Furniture Polish – Keep away from heat & flame
  • Garden Chemicals – Most contain some type of hazardous chemical
  • Insecticides – Avoid inhalation, skin contact
  • Herbicides – Avoid inhalation, skin contact
  • Mothballs – Keep away from children & pets (resemble candy
  • Paint – Oil-based paints contain toxic and hazardous chemicals
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid – May contain methanol (toxic)