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One goal of household hazardous waste collection programs is to promote general health and safety by educating community residents on how to purchase, use, store, and dispose of household chemical products. Use these tools to help educate the public and boost participation in your program.


The MPCA maintains on online collection of household hazardous waste images that you may find useful when creating educational materials. You are welcome to use the photos in whatever way you like.


Mercury can pose a risk for accidental spills, poisoning, and home contamination, especially putting children and pets in harm’s way. Use these tools to educate residents about mercury.



It's important to choose, use, and store pesticides and herbicides carefully. This toolkit offers tips for farmers and homeowners on agriculture and yard chemicals.