Safe Disposal of Toxic Household Items
How to dispose of used batteries, paints, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and other items in your home or office that contain toxic chemicals?
Here's an informative article from CBS.
For the safety of humans, pets, and the environment, it's important for all of us to understand the chemical nature and the potential dangers that surround us. A can of used paint might look harmless because it's an inert object sitting in your basement, garage, or attic. It's a classic case of out of sight, out of mind. But volatile organic compounds in the form of a colorless gas seep out of those cans no matter how tightly you've pounded on the lid. Many petro-chemicals in seemingly sealed containers do the same thing.
It's advisable to remove all toxic chemicals if you don't use them regularly. Why use your home or office as a storage for toxic chemicals?
Buy what you need, use what you need, then dispose of the excess properly. The article from CBS gives you ideas on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle toxic items.