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Main Title Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Project. Metro Toxicant Program Report Number 1A. Summary Report.
Author Ridgley, S. M. ; Galvin, D. V. ;
CORP Author Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle-METRO, WA. Water Quality Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Year Published 1982
Report Number MMS/WQR-8211; EPA-P-000233-01;
Stock Number PB84-103746
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Households ; Waste disposal ; Water pollution ; Pesticides ; Paints ; Cleaning agents ; Lubricating oils ; Solvents ; Earth fills ; Septic tanks ; Sewers ; Labelling ; Reviews ; Regulations ; Recirculation ; Substitutes ; Solid waste disposal ; Consumer products ; Household wastes ; Water pollution abatement ; Path of pollutants ; Waste recycling ; Liquid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-103746 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 159p
The Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Project was an interagency effort to reduce the amount of toxicants entering the environment by developing a control plan for the safe disposal of small quantities of household chemicals. This Summary provides an overview of this problem and the steps taken to develop the control plan. The legal framework controlling the contents, labelling, and disposal of household toxic substances is reviewed in some detail. A brief examination of the contents, health effects, and environmental fate of four classes of consumer products (pesticides, paint products, household cleaners, and automotive products) is provided. The literature was reviewed for studies which document the potential for environmental contamination from disposal of these consumer products through landfilling, septic tank, or sewerage system disposal. A synopsis is provided of the surveys and pilot project that were conducted in the local Seattle metropolitan area. Finally, the elements of the regional control plan are described along with recommendations for future action. Similar programs around the country are noted and contacts provided.