Adams Country Solid Waste Management district provides a wide variety of programs and services for communities, from solid and hazardous waste management to recycling to composting and more. You might also find out where to properly dispose of scrap tires or electronics waste, outdated and unused pharmaceuticals, how to manage disaster debris, or schedule a speaker for your next school, business or social club gathering by contacting the solid waste management district office in Decatur at, 260-724-9971

What are the dangers of improper disposal?

Household hazardous wastes are sometimes disposed of improperly by individuals pouring wastes down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the trash. Improperly discarding household hazardous waste has the potential to cause physical injury to sanitation workers, contaminate septic tanks or waste water treatment systems and present hazards to children and pets.

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What every resident should know about the contents of their home.

Americans generate 1.6 million tons of household hazardous waste per year. The average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds in the basement, garage, or storage closets. When improperly disposed of, household hazardous waste can create a potential risk to people and the environment.


What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste includes cleaners, stains, varnishes, batteries, automotive fluids, pesticides, herbicides, certain paints, and many other items found in basements, under kitchen sinks, and dark garage corners.


How can household hazardous waste be identified?

Household hazardous waste fall into one of four categories, which are shown here.

Flammable - Ignites easily and burns rapidly

Corrosive - May cause deterioration of body tissues or erosion of material at the site of contact

Explosive - Contents may explode if incinerated or stored above 82 degrees

Toxic/Poison - Harmful or deadly upon contact, ingestion or inhalation.

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