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1 Household Hazardous Waste In New Hampshire Marc Morgan HHW Program Coordinator

2 What is HHW? REACTIVE CORROSIVE Unwanted homeowner products that have the same qualities as a hazardous waste described in NH Hazardous Waste Rules

3 What are We Talking About Here? Just look under the sink Cleaners Lubricants Paint Drain Openers Pesticides Fertilizers

4 What is the BIG deal? Small Quantities… Big Problems Causes leachate problems in LFs Causes emission problems in incinerators Fires in transfer stations

5 Homeowner vs. Business Homeowners are exempt from the HW rules; HHW is “Solid Waste” Can throw in the trash... it’s legal (but not OK). Businesses are HW generators; must obey the HW rules. Can NOT throw in the trash

6 Silly Question: What is a Home? Single and Multiple Family Residences Motel and Hotels Bunkhouses Ranger Stations Crew Quarters and Campgrounds Picnic Grounds Day Use Recreation Areas

7 Homeowners Can Trash It … What’s the Problem? Safety issue for you … ICRT Contaminates your landfill/groundwater Dangerous concoctions REACTIVE CORROSIVE

8 Can I collect HHW? YES you can! You will be considered a generator You must follow the HW Rules You probably already do! Recycling of Household Paint Universal Wastes Use Common Sense!

9 How Can You Address the Problem? Have an HHW collection and/or collect paint and Universal Wastes every day  Get educated with training  Visit  Call  Apply for a grant  Get technical assistance  Educate the public

10 The Grant  Simple  One application  Once per year  Tiered per/capita rate to encourage commitment  $0.10-$0.25/capita  Must meet all requirements to receive grant (deadline, public education component, survey, submit paperwork, etc.)

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