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A Proposal for Regionally Coordinated Household Hazardous Waste Programs in Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties
Abstract: 22-page final report covers decisionmaking process for establishing HHW collection
Source: Triangle Region Solid Waste Planners Committee
URL: http://ewgateway.org/progproj/hhw/hhw.htm

Household Hazardous Waste Baseline Composition Study - 2004 Final Report [PDF]
Abstract: This baseline study, conducted in the summer and fall of 2004 by the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC), incorporates both HHW composition (materials as received at HHW sites), and HHW categorisation (materials as shipped from HHW sites).
Source: Product Care Association
URL: http://www.productcare.org/documents/ON2004Study.pdf


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Burn Awareness Week
Abstract: Burn Awareness Week, observed the first full week in February, is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.
Source: American Burn Association
URL: http://www.ameriburn.org/Preven/Prevention.htm


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A Manual for One-Day Community Collection Programs: Education and Publicity
Abstract: Several suggestions for marketing the event and raising HHW awareness
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/index.htm

A Manual for One-Day Community Collection Programs: Selecting Wastes and Collection Methods [PDF]
Abstract: Decisions involving who to serve and what to manage
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/pubs/manual/sec02.
pdf

Subchapter N: Household Materials Which Could Be Classified As Hazardous Wastes
Abstract: Portion of TNRCC regulations Chapter 335 dealing with HHW collection and disposal
Source: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commision
URL: http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=T
&app=9&p_dir=N&p_rloc=90398&p_tloc=&p_ploc=1&pg=8&p_tac=
&ti=30&pt=1&ch=335&rl=401


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Common Household Hazardous Products
Abstract: Common hazardous products and label information
Source: King County,Washington
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/hhw.htm

Consumer Labeling Initiative
Abstract: HHW Product Labelling
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/labels/consumer-lab
eling.htm

Disposing of Appliances With Refrigerants [PDF]
Abstract: Goods with CFC's require special handling
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/22/21177.pdf

Got Leftover Paint?
Abstract: Six-point program for leftover paint
Source: National Paint & Coatings Association
URL: http://www.paint.org/component/docman/cat_view/47-education-
a-safety.html

Guidelines for the Environmentally Conscious Consumer [PDF]
Abstract: Consumers can reduce environmental impact with their purchasing decisions
Source: Ohio State University Extension
URL: http://ohioline.osu.edu/cd-fact/pdf/0180.pdf

Hazardous Waste
Abstract: Hazardous substances and their potential impacts
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/

Household Flourescent Lights
Abstract: Environmental costs and benefits examined along with disposal options
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=
11362

Household Hazardous Waste
Abstract: Overview of hazards and a product guide
Source: East-West Gateway Coordinating Council
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/hhw.htm

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Abstract: Answers the question, "Where do my wastes go?"and provides examples of the high cost of disposal
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/hhw.htm

Managing Paint-Related Waste from Coating Operations
Abstract: Why paints are hazardous and suggestions for safe disposal of oil and latex based paints.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/air/air-permits-and-rul
es/air-permits-and-forms/air-forms/emission-calculations
/painting/coating-operations-instructions-for-emission-c
alculation-spreadsheet.html

Poisoning in the United States fact Sheet
Abstract: Statistics include poisoning from all substances, including lead and carbon monoxide.
Source: Center for Disease Control
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/poisoning.htm

Resource Guide On Household Hazardous Waste Management
Abstract: HHW problems, wise consumer action, material handling safety, HHW reduction and alternative products.
Source: Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet
URL: http://www.e-archives.ky.gov/Pubs/Natural/Waste/Resource_Gui
de_hazardous_waste.htm

Safe Use
Abstract: Extensive considerations to safety 6ed
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm187806.htm

The "What Can Happen?" Game
Abstract: Illustrative examples of hazards posed by products if misused
Source: King County,Washington
URL: http://your.kingcounty.gov/DNR/Kidsweb/what_can_happen.htm

Toxic Truth: Safe Storage [PDF]
Abstract: Tips for storing hazardous products safely
Source: Recycling Council of British Columbia
URL: http://www.rcbc.bc.ca/files/u3/add_truth4.pdf

Toxic Truth: What are the best choices? [PDF]
Abstract: Household cleaner alternatives
Source: Recycling Council of British Columbia
URL: http://www.rcbc.bc.ca/files/u3/add_truth4.pdf

Yearly Summary of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Abstract: Tables of collection statistics from 1986-2000
Source: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commision
URL: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/hhw/hhw.html


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Glossary of Products with Hazards from A to Z
Abstract: Hazardous component, recommended us and alternatives for each product
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://showus.healthyhometour.com/house1/products.php

Glossary of Products with Hazards from A to Z
Abstract: Hazardous component, recommended us and alternatives for each product
Source: Purdue Research Foundation
URL: http://showus.healthyhometour.com/house1/products.php

Statutes and Regulations
Abstract: Index of applicable California codes pertaining to HHW and used oil
Source: California Integrated Waste Management Board
URL: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/homehazwaste/StatRegs.htm

Students & Teachers
Abstract: Several resources of use to HHW instruction
Source: University of Missouri Outreach & Extension
URL: http://swmd.net/hhw.html

The Pesticide Advisor
Abstract: Pesticide education from multiple educational and non-profit sources
Source: Pesticide Action Network North America
URL: http://www.pesticides.org/


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Best Management Practices Resource Guide [PDF]
Abstract: Thorough guide to HHW management with several useful appendices containing examples and practical resources. [PDF]
Source: Region 4 DOD Pollution Prevention Partnership
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/13/12935.pdf

Best Management Practices Resource Guide [PDF]
Abstract: Thorough guide to HHW management with several useful appendices containing examples and practical resources. [PDF]
Source: Region 4 DOD Pollution Prevention Partnership
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/13/12935.pdf

Contribuya A Tener Un Hogar Sano [PDF]
Abstract: En Espanol: "Help Yourself To A Healthy Home" - File size best for printinging has several pages on HHW and other home hazards for children
Source: University of Wisconsin Extension - Home*A*Syst
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/homeasyst/pdf/hogarsanoprint.pdf

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home: Protect Your Children's Health [PDF]
Abstract: File size best for viewing has several pages on HHW and other home hazards for children
Source: University of Wisconsin Extension - Home*A*Syst
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/homeasyst/pdf/HHbook.pdf

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home: Protect Your Children's Health [PDF]
Abstract: File size best for printinging has several pages on HHW and other home hazards for children
Source: University of Wisconsin Extension - Home*A*Syst
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/homeasyst/pdf/HHtextprint.pdf

Lessons in Solid Waste Management: Hazardous Product Substitutes - Grades K-3 [PDF]
Abstract: Background on HHW & grade K-3 student activities
Source: Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.oregondeq.org/lq/pubs/docs/sw/curriculum/RRPart02
18.pdf

Protocol for Management of Post Consumer Paint
Abstract: Table of contents for a thorough reference on consumer paint waste
Source: National Paint & Coatings Association
URL: http://www.paint.org/component/docman/cat_view/47-education-
a-safety.html

Take Me Shopping: A Consumer Guide To Safer Alternatives To Household Hazardous Products - Alternative Automotive Products
Abstract: Complete 6 of automotive related wastes and sources with suggested alternatives
Source: Santa Clara County Hazardous Waste Management Program
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03591.htm


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California Household Hazardous Waste Information Exchange
Abstract: The purpose of this group is to give household hazardous waste professionals the ability to better communicate and share ideas. The eGroup will provide members with a way to exchange information, knowledge and experiences to support the HHW community.
Source: Yahoo Groups
URL: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hhwie/

HHW Listserv
Abstract: As a subscriber to the HHW listserv, you will be joining over 260 professionals from across the United States who focus on HHW education, policy and program management.
Source: Household Hazardous Waste Resource Exchange
URL: http://hhwlist.org/listserv/


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Hazardous Household Product Quiz
Abstract: On-line "fill in the blank" interactive quiz
Source: King County,Washington
URL: http://www.lhwmp.org/home/publications/index.aspx

Household Waste Management (SEAHOME)
Abstract: Visit a 'virtual house' and choose extended discussions of the many products they might encounter there.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/seahome/hwaste.html


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Earth 911
Abstract: Earth911.com is your one-stop shop for all you need to know about reducing your impact, reusing what you've got and recycling your trash.
Source: Earth911.com
URL: http://earth911.com/

Home*A*Syst
Abstract: A successful program used by cooperative extension in many states
Source: Home*A*Syst
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/homeasyst/

Household Hazardous Waste
Abstract: Brief HHW education and complete directory of HHW resources in MN
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/waste/waste-and-cleanup
/waste-management/household-hazardous-waste/index.html

Natural Resources Kids Page: Household Hazardous Waste
Abstract: Information geared to children focuses on identification and has a game.
Source: King County,Washington
URL: http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnr/kidsweb/hhw/index.htm

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association
Abstract: Founded in 1993, NAHMMA is an established group of hazardous materials management professionals. The purpose of NAHMMA is to advance education, foster communication, encourage policy development, recognize exemplary programs and provide professional development opportunities.
Source: North American Hazardous Materials Management Association
URL: http://www.nahmma.org/

Recycle Your Rechargeble Batteries
Abstract: Website with information for retailers and communities to recyce rechargebale batteries
Source: Rechargeble Battery Recycling Corporation
URL: http://www.call2recycle.org/

Stored Waste Abatement Program: SWAP Your Waste
Abstract: The Stored Waste Abatement Program, or SWAP, links people with usable but unwanted products with others who would use those products.
Source: University of Missouri Extension
URL: http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P
=WM5000

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