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Helpful Household Hazardous Waste Resources

Household Hazardous Wastes are the leftover toxic contents of the many consumer household chemical products we use around our homes, such as paints, cleaners, varnishes, stains, batteries, oil, or pesticides.

The following Household Hazardous Waste Resources and References will help you further identify the many sources of toxic chemicals found around your home and help you to safely dispose of them. It is important to safely isolate household hazardous wastes from your living spaces as well as from the environment because their use and disposal may contribute to localized as well as widespread pollution of the environment and harm to species (including us humans!) Even the best air purifier will not protect you from some of the volatile chemicals released into your indoor air by many household products such as paints, varnishes, and cleaning chemicals. Worse yet is when household wastes end up polluting our water and food sytems. Ever wonder why 1 in 130 children is now born with Autism?

Don't be one of the millions of homeowners who has hundreds of pounds of household hazardous wastes stockpiled throughout your home. We already generate almost 2 Million TONS of household hazardous wastes per year in America, so it's important that we all do our parts to be responcible stuards to this planet, which so far is our only home - our "fish bowl" if you will. We should all be working toward reducing and elliminating as many household chemical products and thus the wastes they generate.

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General Household Hazardous Waste References, Facts and Figures

Chemical Hazards in the Home. Illinois Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center (HWRIC). TN88-008a. 1984

Chemical Hazards in the Garage and Workshop . Illinois Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center (HWRIC). TN88-008b. 1984

Scrap Tire Handbook. Region 5, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/905-K-001. October 1993

Commoner, Barry. 1990. Making Peace with the Planet. Pantheon Books, New York, NY

Solid Waste Reduction. Greater Vancouver Regional District. Website: http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/work/solid.html

Hawken, Paul. 1993. The Ecology of Commerce. Harper Business, San Francisco, CA

Household Hazardous Waste - General overview North Shore Ecology Center. Winnetka, Illinois. 1991

Naar, Jon. 1990. Design for a Livable Planet. Harper and Row Publishers, New York, NY


Composting


Diaz, Luis, et al. Composting and Recycling: Municipal Solid Waste. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 1993

Environmental Fact Sheet: Yard Waste Composting. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/530-SW-91-009. May 1991

Greater Vancouver Regional District. Compost resource manual. 1993. http://www.gvrd.bc.ca/waste/bro/swcompl.html


Green Workout Quizes, Surveys, Projects, and Games





Home Hazardous Products Survey. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Project. University of Missouri Extension System in Cooperation with the EIERA. Publication WM 5001. Springfield, MO 1991

Trash Goes to School. Cornell Waste ManagementInstitute. Center for the Environment. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Website: http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/wmi/

Lets Reduce and Recycle: Curriculum for Solid Waste Awareness. Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/530-SW-90-0005. August 1990

Recycling Study Guide. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. PUBL-IE-020 January 1988

What Your Home Haz. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Project. University of Missouri Extension System in Cooperation with the EIERA. Publication WM 5001. Springfield, MO 1991


Handling, Storage, Use of Hazardous Compounds


Household Hazardous Products. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Project. University of Missouri Extension System in Cooperation with the EIERA. Publication WM 6003. Springfield, MO 1991

How to handle Contaminated Clothing and Rags. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 2. April 1994

How to Package and Transport Household Hazardous Wastes to a Collection. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 3. April 1994

How to Secure and Hold for a Hazardous Waste Collection. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 6. April 1994

How to Store and Dispose of Medical Sharps. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 8. April 1994


Less Toxic Alternatives

Alternatives to Hazardous and Hard-To-Dispose-Of Household Products Solid Waste Management. Montana State University Extension Service. Publication MT 9120

Everyone's guide to toxics in the home. Greenpeace, Washington D.C.

Knowing Your Chemicals: Alternatives and Precautions / Hazards of Household Products. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Chemical Safety. August 1991


Recycling




Carless, Jennifer. Taking Out the Trash: A No-Nonsense Guide to Recycling. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 1992

Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse: Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Oil and Oil Filters. EPA 530-F-94-008. March 1994

Diaz, Luis, et al. Composting and Recycling: Municipal Solid Waste. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 1993

Environmental Fact Sheet: Recycling Municipal Solid Waste 1995 Facts and Figures. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA530-F-96-034. June 1996

How to Handle Your Waste Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Bulbs Bureau of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI. Publication SW 195-94

Recycling used oil: What can you do? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/530-SW-89-039B. June 1989

Wastes. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Website: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/index.htm

Scrap tire handbook. Region 5 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/905-K-01. October 1993

Used oil recycling. Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/530-SW-91-071. Fall 1991

You can make a ton of difference. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA530-F-92-003 April 1992


Reusing

How to Recondition Gasoline. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 4. April 1994

How to Recondition Used Paint Thinner. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 5. April 1994

Stored Waste Abatement Program: SWAP Your Waste Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Project. University of Missouri Extension System in Cooperation with the EIERA. Publication WM 5000. Springfield, MO 1991


Reducing Solid Waste

Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse: Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Oil and Oil Filters. EPA 530-F-94-008. March 1994

The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA/530-K-92-003. August 1992

Freeman, Harry M. 1990. Hazardous Waste Minimization. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

Reduce the Waste Stream. Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service. Website: http://www.ces.msstate.edu/


Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste - Disposal Recommendations Solid Waste Management. Montana State University Extension Service. Publication MT 9207

Household Product Disposal Guide Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service. Publication MF-965 Revised. November 1991

How to Flush Down the Drain Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual, HT 1. April 1994.

How to Solidify. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 7. April 1994

How to Triple Rinse Household Pesticide Containers. Missouri Household Hazardous Waste Telephone Advice Manual HT 9. April 1994

Morgan Powell, Morgan G. and Michael H. Bradshaw. Household Product Disposal Guide. Cooperative Extension Service, Manhattan, Kansas. November 1991. MF-965 Revised

Vogel, Michael P. Household Hazardous Waste - Disposal Recommendations. Montana State University. Solid Waste Management Series. MT 9207(HR)


Virtual House References

Hazardous Products Around the Home. Household Hazardous Waste Project. University of Missouri Extension. Springfield, Missouri. 1989

Household Hazards: A guide to detoxifying your home. League of Women Voters of Albany County, Albany, New York.1990

Vogel, Michael P. 1993. Are there hazardous wastes in your home? Solid Waste Management. Montana State University Extension Service. Publication MT 9205


Sources of Slides, Video, and Electronic Images

Municipal Solid Waste Factbook, Version 3.0. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Website: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/factbook.htm

Corel Photo CDROM

Selections from Marie Steinwach's slide set. Household Hazardous Waste Project. University of Missouri Extension Service. Springfield, Missouri.

Slide Set. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Bill Field. Pesticide Safety on the Farm (Slide set). Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. West Lafayette, IN


Art Hazards





Art Hazards Newsletter is available from the Center for Safety in the Arts, 5 Beekman Street, Suite 820, New York, NY 10038, 212/227-6220.

Michael McCann. Artist Beware. Lyons and Burford. New York, NY. 1992.

Monona Rossol. The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide. Allworth Press, New York, NY. 1990.

"Art Materials With Hazardous Constituents," (1991) by Angela Babin. Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management, pages 295-300.

"Children's Art Supplies Can Be Toxic", by Angela Babin, Perri A. Peltz, and Monona Rossol. This fact sheet is available from Center for Safety in the Arts, 5 Beekman St, Suite 820, New York NY 10038, 212/227-6220.

"CPSC Promotes Safety Labeling for Art and Craft Materials," in Art Hazards Newsletter volume 13, no. 8, 1990.

"Labeling of Art Materials," by Michael McCann in Art Hazards Newsletter volume 17, no. 1, 1994.

Poison Palettes: The Lack of Compliance of Toxic Art Supplies With Federal Law (Oct. 1993) by Bill Wood. Available from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, 215 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington D.C. 20003.

Angela Babin and Michael McCann. Waste Management and Disposal for Artists and Schools. 1992. Available from Center for Safety in the Arts, 5 Beekman St, Suite 820, New York NY 10038, 212/227-6220.


Automotive Products

Automotive Care for the Environment (Project ACE): Lean, Green, Drivin' Machine (1994), is designed to educate new and existing drivers through drivers education courses and license renewal programs. It is composed of a video, an educational poster, and student handouts and is available from Environmental Hazards Management Institute, 10 Newmarket Road, Durham NH 03824, 800/446-5256.

"Used Oil and Used Filters," in Household Hazardous Waste Management News, May 1992.

Household Hazardous Waste Management: Setting Up a Used Antifreeze Collection Site and Setting Up a Used Oil Collection Site (1994). These technical bulletins are available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publications. To obtain free copies, call the RCRA Hotline at 800/424-9346, or write to: RCRA Information Center (OS-305), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, SW, Washington DC 20460.

How To Set Up A Local Program To Recycle Used Oil (1989), publication # EPA/530-SW 89-039A.

Recycling Used Oil, What Can You Do? (1989), publication # EPA/530-SW-89-039B

Recycling Used Oil, For Service Stations and Other Vehicle-Service Facilities (1989), publication #, EPA/530-SW-89-039D

Consumers Who Want to Change Their Own Motor Oil and Oil Filters (1994), publication #, EPA/530-F-94-008

Used Oil Recycling, a quarterly newsletter


Batteries

Batteries in the Waste Stream: A Feasibility Study of Household Battery Recycling and Collection for the County of Santa Cruz (1990), by Nancy Reutlinger. Available from the County of Santa Cruz Planning Dept., 701 Ocean St., Room 406B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 408/454-3102.

David Hurd, et al. Feasibility Study for the Implementation of Consumer Dry Cell Battery Recycling as an Alternative to Disposal: Final Report (1992), publication #ILENR/RR-92/06, and Technical Supplement (1992), publication #ILENR/RR-92/06(A), Available from the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources, 325 West Adams St., Room 300, Springfield, IL 62704-1892, 217/785-0310.

"Household Batteries: Drop-off and Curbside Collection," by Annette Du Bois and Jessie Lang in Resource Recycling, February 1992.

Karen Arnold. Household Battery Recycling and Disposal Study. 1991. Published by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Rd, St. Paul MN 55155- 3898, 612/296-6300.

"Recycling Dry Cell Batteries," Household Hazardous Waste Management News, March 1995.

Used Dry Cell Batteries: Is a Collection Program Right for Your Community? (1992), publication number EPA/530-K-92-006, published by U.S. EPA, Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OS-305), 401 M Street 5W, Washington, DC 20460, 202/475-9327.


Community Education and Evaluation

Community Waste Education Manual: A Guide to Implementing a Community Education Campaign (1991), produced by the Waste Education Coalition, Office of Waste Management, 1350 Energy Lane, St. Paul, MN 55108. 612/649-5482.

"Comprehensive Program Evaluation of Moderate Risk Waste Program," (1994) by Gordon Clemans. In the Proceedings of the Ninth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Designing an Effective Communication Program: A Blueprint for Success (1992) by Ron Beech and Amy Dake. Available from Nancy Phillips, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60604-3590.

"Educating The Public: What works and why," (1991) by Claire Dyckman. In the Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Evaluation of Education: What We're Doing and What We've Learned," (1994) by Annette Frahm. In the Proceedings of the Ninth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Knowing Our Audiences: HHW Market Research in Seattle-King County," (1993) by Annette Frahm. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"The Importance of Establishing Clear Objectives Early in the Program Design Phase," (1994) by Richard Thornton. In the Proceedings of the Ninth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Overview of Issues Important to Rural Areas and Small Towns," (1991) by Lola Schoenrich. In the Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"The Public's View of Household Hazardous Waste," (1990) by Shirley Niemeyer. In the Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

The Rural Decision Makers Guide to Hazardous Waste Management: Household, Farms, Small Businesses, Schools (1992) by Mary Caterwood and John Lamb. Available from The Minnesota Project, 1885 University Ave W, Suite 315, St. Paul, MN, 55104, 612/645-6159.

Stored Waste Abatement Program: SWAP Your Waste (1991). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

We Interrupt This Program... A Citizen's Guide to Using the Media for Social Change (1980), by Robbie Gordon. Available from Citizen Involvement Training Project, 138 Hasbrouck, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.


Environment

The Amicus Journal, published quarterly by the National Resources Defense Council, 122 East 42nd St, Room 4500, New York NY 10168.

Alternatives, published by the Washington Toxics Coalition, 4516 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98105.

"Chemical Reaction in the Animal Kingdom," by Ann Misch in World Watch Magazine 1992. Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington DC 20036.

Theo Colborn and Coralie Clement, ed. Chemically-Induced Alterations in Sexual and Functional Development: The Wildlife/Human Connection (1992), published by Princeton Scientific Publishing Co., Princeton, NJ.

E Magazine, published monthly by Earth Action Network, Inc., 28 Knight St, Norwalk CT 06851, 203/854-5559.

Environmental Action, published bimonthly by Environmental Action, Inc., 1525 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20036, 202/745-4870.

"Looking out for Migratory Birds," in Rachel Carson Inc. Newsletter 1993. Available from Rachel Carson Council, 8940 Jones Mills Rd., Chevy Chase MD 20815, (310) 652-1877.


Health and Safety

"Are Pesticides Taking Away The Ability Of Our Children To Learn?," by Mary O'Brien in Journal of Pesticide Reform, Winter 1990-91.

Children's Art Supplies Can Be Toxic, by Angela Babin, Perri A. Peltz, and Monona Rossol. This fact sheet is available from Center for Safety in the Arts, 5 Beekman St, New York NY 10038, 212/227-6220.

Chlorine, Pollution and the Parents of Tomorrow (1991), by Ann Link, published by The Women's Environmental Network, Aberdeen Studios, 22 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EA, England. This study documents the ubiquitous presence of organochlorines in the British population and their health consequences, especially for the unborn and newborn.

Robert E. Gosselin, et al. Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products (1987), 6th edition, published by Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore MD.

"The Dose Makes the Poison," by Alice Ottoboni in Garbage, Oct/Nov. 1992.

Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets, prepared and available from the Right To Know Program, New Jersey Department of Health, CN 368, Trenton, NJ 08625-0368, 609/98~2202. They have health and safety information for hundreds of chemicals, many of which are found in consumer products.

Health and Environmental Digest, published monthly by Freshwater Digest, 2500 Shadywood Rd, PO Box 90, Navarre MN 55392-0090.

Maria Pellerano. How To Research Chemicals: A Resource Guide (1995), Available from Environmental Research Foundation, PO Box 5036, Annapolis MD 21403- 7036,410/263-1584.

An Introduction To Toxic Substances, Glossary of Environmental Health Terms, A Guide to Reference Materials on Toxic Substances, and Who To Contact For Help and Information About Environmental Health are booklets available from the New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, 2 University Place, Albany, NY 12203-3399, 800/458-1158.

Lead Free Kids, Inc., 110 E 31st St, Box 8595, Minneapolis, MN, 55408, 612/641-1959. This is an advocacy group which provides information on how to avoid lead poisoning and promotes affordable lead abatement.

Material Safety Data Sheets: Identifying product hazards, (1991). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

"Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Residues in Human Breast Lipids and Their Relation to Breast Cancer," by Frank Falck, et al. Archives of Environmental Health, March/April 1992.

Right-to-Know Pocket GuidesĀ®, from Genium Publishing Corp., 1145 Catalyn Street, Schenectady NY 12303-1836, 518/377-8854. They publish a variety of booklets designed for specific audiences.

Selecting Household Safety Equipment (1991). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Store Hazardous Products Safely (1992). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.


Household Cleaners

"Consumer Tests of Alternatives to Hard Surface Cleaners" (1993) by Marilyn Bode and Wanda Olson. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Disinfectants: EPA Lacks Assurance They Work (1990), GAO/RCED-90-139, published by U.S. General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 202/512-6000.

"Hard Surface Cleaning Performance of Six Alternative Household Cleaners as Measured by Soil Removal and Microbial Reduction Under Laboratory Conditions," (1992) by Wanda Olson, Donald Vesley, Marilyn Bode, Polly Dubbel, and Terry Bauer. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Household Cleaning Products: Health and Environmental Concerns" (1991) by Philip Dickey. In the Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.


Household Hazardous Materials

Cleaning Up Toxics At Home (1990), produced by The Video Project, 5332 College Ave, Suite 101, Oakland CA 94618, 415/655-9050, for the California League of Women Voters. This is an excellent 25 minute video. They also have a counterpart in Cleaning Up Toxics In Business.

Ruth Winter. A Consumer's Dictionary of Household, Yard and Office Chemicals (1992), Crown Publishers, New York, NY.

Guide to Hazardous Products Around the Home (1989). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Hazard Free Home: A Home Tour for Toxic Products (1991), produced by Metrocenter YMCA, Washington Toxics Coalition, and Washington State University Cooperative Extension. This booklet and an accompanying survey are available from Metrocenter YMCA, 909 4th Avenues, Seattle, WA 98104, 206/382-5013.

Household Hazardous Products: Consumer Information (1991). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Household Hazardous Waste Wheels are available from Environmental Hazards Management Institute (EHMI), 10 Newmarket Road, PO Box 70, Durham, NH 03824, 800/446-5256. Available in spanish and some are designed to address specific hazardous waste categories and audiences.

"Ingredients of Concern In Household Products: Targets for Toxicity Reduction" (1991) by Philip Dickey. In the Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Long-term Health Hazards to be Identified on Many Consumer Product Labels," by Philip Dickey in Alternatives, Winter 1992.

"Overview of Criteria to Identify Environmentally-Preferred Products" (1993) by Philip Dickey. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Should All Constituents of Hazardous Products be Listed on the Label?" (1992) by Philip Dickey. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.


Household Hazardous Waste Management

"Building a Community Based Comprehensive Household and CESQG Toxics Program," (1993), by James Gruber. In the Proceedings of The Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Cynthia Kling. Collecting Household Hazardous Waste: A Guide for North Carolina Communities (1991), Available from the Office of Environmental Education, PO Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611-7687

Collecting Household Hazardous Wastes At Wastewater Treatment Plants: Case Studies (1990), publication number EPA 430/09-900~016, published by U.S. EPA, Office of Water (WH-546), 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460.

Environmental Awareness and Best Management Practices: A Survey of San Francisco Residents (1992), prepared by Public Affairs Management and Public Research Institute, San Francisco State University. Available from the San Francisco Dept. of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Regulations and Management, 3801 3rd St. Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94124.

HazAlert, a monthly newsletter for members of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA), 15 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802/223-9000. NAHMMA is a nonprofit membership-based association of individuals, businesses and government and nonprofit officials dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing hazardous components entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities.

Household Hazardous Products and Wastes in New Hampshire: A Technical Summary in Support of the Development of a Management Plan (1990), prepared by The Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, available from the NH Department of Environmental Services, PO Box 95, 6 Hazen Dr, Concord NH 03301, 603/271-3503.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs (1991), prepared by Center for Hazardous Materials Research, University of Pittsburgh Applied Research Center, 320 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238, 412/826-5320.

Household Hazardous Waste: Guidelines for Conducting Collection Events (1989), published by the Washington State Dept of Ecology, Solid and Hazardous Waste Program, MS PV-11, Olympia, WA 98504-8711, 206/438-7233.

Household Hazardous Waste: A Vermont Perspective (1992), prepared by the Catamount Consulting Group for the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, 26 State St, Montpelier VT 05602, 802/229~0389. A survey of 500 VT homes reporting kinds of hazardous products purchased and amounts disposed.

Household Hazardous Waste Management: A Manual for One-Day Community Collection Programs (1993), publication # EPA 530-R-92-026, U.S. EPA, Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OS-305), 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460.

Household Hazardous Waste Management News, published quarterly by Waste Watch Center, 16 Haverhill St, Andover MA 01810, 508/470-3044. This free newsletter provides reports from hhw programs in U.S., Canada, and Bermuda, and updates on current management policies and practices.

Household Hazardous Waste Management Setting Up a Used Antifreeze Collection Site and Setting Up a Used Oil Collection Site (1994). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

"Implementing Cost Effective Waste Management Strategies," (1993) by Brian Johnson. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Management of Non~Regulated Hazardous Waste: Barriers and Opportunities for Rural Communities," (1992), by Lola Schoenrich. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Moderate Risk Waste Fixed Facility Guidelines (1992), published by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Solid and Hazardous Waste Program, MS PV-11, Olympia, WA 98504-8711, 206/438-7233. Moderate Risk Waste includes hazardous wastes from both household and conditionally-exempt small quantity generators. This book describes how to run a permanent facility that accepts both of these wastes.

"State and Local HHW Program Funding Sources," (1990) by Kathleen Warren. In the Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Stored Waste Abatement Program: SWAP Your Waste (1991). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

"Strategies for Justifying a HHW Program in a Local Government Budget," (1993) by Aron Trombka. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"To Be Or Not To Be... A CESQG: An overview of issues regarding conditionally-exempt small quantity generators," (1992) by David Galvin. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Towards A Plan For Managing Household Hazardous Waste In New Hampshire (1990), prepared by The Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development of MA Institute of Technology, available from the NH Dept of Environmental Services, PO Box 95, 6 Hazen Dr, Concord NH 03301, 603/271-3503.

"U.S. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Methods" (1991) by Gina Purin. In the Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Why Develop a Program to Manage Conditionally- Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Hazardous Waste," (1993) by David Galvin. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Why Household Hazardous Waste Management Is Needed," (1991) by David Galvin. In the Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.


Household Hazardous Waste Regulations

Clarification of Issues Pertaining to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs (OSWER Policy Directive No. 9574.00-1,). This November 1988 memorandum describes the U.S. EPA's position on the liability of collection program sponsors.

Environmental Compliance: A Simplified National Guide (1992); updated quarterly. Specialty Technical Publishers, Inc., Touchstone Environmental, Inc. 449 15th Street Suite 301, Oakland CA 94612

Interim CERCLA Municipal Settlement Policy, an Environmental Fact Sheet (05-510) from the Solid Waste and Emergency Response Section of the U.S. EPA, Dec 1989. This Fact Sheet summarizes the conclusions of OSWER Directive No. 9834.13.

Management of Household and Small-Quantity- Generator Hazardous Waste in the United States (1989), report number EPA/600/S2-89/064, prepared by Dana Duxbury and Associates. Contact the Waste Minimization Research Division, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268.


Indoor Air Quality

The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality (1995), by the U.S. EPA Office of Air and Radiation and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (EPA 402-K-93-007). Available from the EPA's IAQ Information Clearinghouse, PO Box 37133, Washington DC 20013-7133, 800/438-4318.

Indoor Air Pollutants from Household Product Sources: Project Report (1991), by Thomas Sack and David Steele for the Office of Toxic Substances, US EPA, Washington DC 20460, publication # EPA 600/4-91/025.

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality: A Reference Manual and Introduction to Indoor Air Quality: A Self-Paced Learning Module (1992), are joint publications of the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the National Environmental Health Association and are available from the National Environmental Health Association, 720 S Colorado Blvd., Suite 970, Denver, CO 80222-1925, 303/756- 9090

"Toxicity in Standard Building Products and Furnishings and Practical Alternatives," (1993) by William Maclay. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.


Lawn Care

Lawn Care Pesticides: Reregistration Fails Further Behind and Exposure Effects Are Uncertain (1993), GAO/RCED-93-8O, published by U.S. General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 202/512-6000.

Lawn Care Pesticides: Risks Remain Uncertain With Prohibited Safety Claims Continue (1990), GAO/RCED-90-134, published by U.S. General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 202/512-6000.

Lawn Care and Weed Management for the Lawn and Garden by David Johnson. These two fact sheets and others are available from the Washington Toxics Coalition, 4516 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 206/632-1545.

Pesticides in Lawn Contract Maintenance and Healthy Lawns Without Toxic Chemicals are available from the Rachel Carson Council, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815 301/652-1877.

Contact University Extension's Master Gardener programs in your area.


Miscellaneous Products

"Fluorescent lamps - a bright new recyclable," by Tom Watson, in Resource Recycling, March 1992.

Ruth Winter. A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (1989), published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY.


Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Nicholas Ashford and Claudia Miller. Chemical Sensitivity: A Report to the New Jersey State Department of Health (1989), available from the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, 1100 Rural Avenue, Voorhees, NJ 08043, 609/429-5358.

The Delicate Balance is a quarterly newsletter from the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, 1100 Rural Avenue, Voorhees NJ 08043, 609/429-5358. This national newsletter reports important actions concerning those with chemical sensitivities.

Cindy Duehring and Cynthia Wilson. The Human Consequences of the Chemical Problem (1994), available from the Chemical Injury Information Network, PO Box 301, White Sulphur Springs MT 59645.

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)," by Linda Lee Davidoff in The Amicus Journal, Winter 1989.

"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity," by Bette Hileman, in Chemical & Engineering News, July 22, 1991.


Paint and Home Improvement Products

Household Hazardous Waste Management: How to Set Up a Latex Paint Collection Program (1995). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Bruce Lumper. Paint Recycling Handbook, (1994) Available from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Cleanup, 811 SW 6th Ave, Portland OR 97204, 503/299-5106.

"Paint Testing and Sorting," (1992) by George Kinney. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Post-Consumer Paint Management Manual, (1993). Available from the National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc., 1500 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington DC 2005-5597, 202/462-6272.

"Recycled Paint Collection Methods," (1992) by Carolyn Dann. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Reducing Lead Hazards When Remodeling Your Home (1994). Available from the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, US EPA, publication # EPA 747-R-94-002 or call the National Lead Information Center Clearinghouse 800/424-LEAD.

A Resource Guide to Recycled Construction and Building Products (1992). Available from the Marin County Office of Waste Management, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Rm 403, San Rafael CA 94903, 415/499-6647.

Safe Use, Storage and Disposal of Paint. Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Vermont Waste Paint Collection and Management Plan, prepared by the Vermont Solid Waste Management Division of VT Agency of Natural Resources, January 1992. Available from: Andrea Cohen, Agency of Environmental Conservation, 103 S Main St, W Bldg, Waterbury, VT 05676, 802/244-7831.

"Toxicity in Standard Building Products and Furnishings and Practical Alternatives," (1993) by William Maclay. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.


Pesticides

"Are Pesticides Taking Away The Ability Of Our Children To Learn?," by Mary O'Brien, in the Journal of Pesticide Reform, Winter 1990-91.

"Case-Control Study of Canine Malignant Lymphonia: Positive Association with Dog Owner's Use of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Herbicides," (1991) by Howard Hayes, et al., in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 83:1226-1231.

William Olkowski, Sheila Daar, and Helga Olkowski. Common-Sense Pest Control: Least-toxic Solutions For Your Home, Garden, Pets and Community (1991). Bio-Integral Resource Center, Taunton press, Newtown CT. A thorough reference book covering a variety of pests with minimal effort controls.

Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly is available from the Bio-Integral Resource Center, P.O. Box 7414, Berkeley CA 94707. An excellent magazine that reports on the latest research in integrated pest management as applied to homeowners.

EPA's Pesticide Program (May 1991), publication # 21T-1005, published by U.S. EPA Washington D.C 20460.

"Family Pesticide Use and Childhood Brain Cancer," (1993) by James R. Davis, et al., in Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 24: 97-92.

"Family Pesticide Use in the Home, Garden, Orchard, and Yard," (1993) by James R. Davis, et al., in Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 22:260-266.

Healthy Lawn, Health Environment: Caring for Your Lawn in an Environmentally Friendly Way (1992), publication number 700-K-92-005. Available from the U.S. EPA, Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic substances (H7506C), Washington DC 20460.

"Is EPA Registration a Guarantee of Pesticide Safety?," by Caroline Cox and Norma Grier, with Ann Taftersall in the Journal of Pesticide Reform, 12: 6-10, Spring 1992.

Journal of Pesticide Reform is a quarterly publication of the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, PO Box 1393, Eugene OR 97440, 503/344-5044. This magazine provides information on pesticide use and misuse.

Labeling of Pesticides (1992) is an audit report by the US EPA Office of Inspector General. Available from EPA Office of Inspector General, 77 West Jackson (IA- 13J), Chicago, IL 60604.

National Home and Garden Pesticide Use Survey: Final Report, Executive Summary (1992). Prepared by Roy Whitmore, Janice Kelly, and Pamela Reading of the Research Triangle Institute for the U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances. Available from the Communications Branch of EPA's Pesticide Programs, 703/305-5017.

"National Overview of Pesticide Collections in the United States," (1994) by Charles Cubbage. In The Ninth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"National Survey Update of State Agricultural Pesticide Collections," (1993) by Charles Cubbage. In The Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

NYCAP News is a quarterly newsletter published by New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, 33 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12210, 518/426-8246.

Pest Control In The School Environment: Adopting Integrated Pest Management (1993), publication number 735-F-93-012 from the U.S. EPA, Field Operations Division (H 7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 401 M Street, SW, Washington DC 20460.

"A Pesticide Reform Toolkit," by the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides in the Journal of Pesticide Reform; Winter 1993.

Pesticide Reregistration May Not Be Completed Until 2006 (1993) is available from the U.S. General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000.

Pesticides and You is available from the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP), 530 Seventh Street S.E., Washington D.C. 20003, 202/543- 5450. The newsletter addresses the use and misuse of pesticides.

Safe Use, Storage and Disposal of Pesticides. Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

School Pesticide Use Reduction (SPUR) Guide: Working Together for Pesticide-Free Schools (1991), by Sharon Taylor. Published by the Environmental Health Coalition, 1717 Kettner Blvd, #100, San Diego, CA 92101-2532, 619/235-0281.

"What Is Integrated Pest Management?" by William Olkowski, Helga Olkowski, and Sheila Daar in The IPM Practitioner, Nov/Dec 1991.


Safer Products

Philip Dickey. Buy Smarter Buy Safe: A Consumer's Guide to Less-Toxic Products (1994), Published by the Washington Toxics coalition, 4516 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206/632-1545. This excellent booklet provides a ranking of many common household products based on their impact on human health (acute and chronic), the environment and their reactivity.

Annie Berthold-Bond. Clean and Green (1990), published by Ceres Press, Woodstock NY

Compilation of Statutes Administered by CPSC (1985). Available from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Washington D.C. 20207.

A Database of Safer Substitutes for Hazardous Household Products: Phase One Report (1990) and Phase Two Report (1991), by Philip Dickey. These informative reports are available from the Washington Toxics Coalition, 4516 University Way NE, Seattle WA 8109, 206/632-1545.

Guide to Hazardous Products Around the Home (1989). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Debra Lynn Dadd. The Nontoxic Home and Office (1992), St. Martin's Press, NY.

"Opportunities for Household Hazardous Waste Reduction by Product Substitution," (1990) by Philip Dickey. In the Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management. This paper discusses the hazardous constituents found in tested household products and how to substitute safer ingredients and practices.

"Priorities for Source Reduction," (1992) by Philip Lickey. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"The Skeptical Consumer's Guide to Environmental Product Labels," by Philip Dickey in Alternatives, Fall 1991.

Who We Are, What We Do... (1987). Available from U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Washington D.C. 20207.


Water Quality

Baywatch Kit: Clean Bay Campaign for San Diego Bay (1991) contains information on how boaters can minimize the negative impact that boat maintenance can have on water quality. Available from the Environmental Health Coalition, 1717 Kettner Blvd., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101, 619/235-0281.

Consumer Products Heavy Metals Inventory (1991), by Daniel Rourke. Available from the City and County of San Francisco Dept. of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Regulation and Management, Bayview Plaza, 3801 Third St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94124, 415/695-7363.

Nancy Richardson Hansen, Hope M. Babcock, and Edwin H. Clark, Controlling Nonpoint-Source Water Pollution: A Citizen's Handbook (1988), published by The Conservation Foundation, Washington, DC, and the National Audubon Society, New York, NY.

Groundwater Protection: Measurement of Relative Vulnerability to Pesticide Contamination (1991) is available from the U.S. General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-6000.

How To Create A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Campaign (1992). Available from the Environmental Health Coalition, 1717 Ketmer Blvd., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101, 619/235-0281.

"Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs Benefit Wastewater Pollution Prevention Programs," (1993) by Paula Kehoe. In the Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Household Hazardous Wastes In Municipal Wastewaters and Storm Drains," (1990) by David Galvin. In the Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

"Household Hazardous Wastes in Septic Systems: Types, Quantities, and Impacts," (1990) by John Kolega. In the Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Storm Drains and Water Quality (1993). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.


Youth Involvement and Protection

"A Scattershot Approach to Youth Education: Integrating HHW into Environmental Curriculum," (1992) by Sarah Dewey. In the Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Household Hazardous Waste Management.

Automotive Care for the Environment (Project ACE): Lean, Green, Drivin' Machine (1994), is designed to educate new and existing drivers through drivers education courses and license renewal programs. It is composed of a video, educational poster, and student handouts. Available from Environmental Hazards Management Institute, 10 Newmarket Road, Durham NH 03824, 800/446-5256.

A-Way With Waste (1991), by Jan Lingenfelter. Available from WA Department of Ecology, 3190 160 Ave SE, Bellevue WA 98008-5452.

Joyce Schoemaker and Charity Vitale. Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids: Protecting Your Children From Everyday Environmental Hazards (1991), published by Island Press, Washington, DC.

Lessons in Household Hazardous Waste Management: Grades K-3 and 4-8 (1993). Available from the Household Hazardous Waste Project.

Pest Control In The School Environment: Adopting Integrated Pest Management (1993), publication number 735-F-93-012 from the U.S. EPA, Field Operations Division (H 7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, 401 M Street, 5W, Washington DC 20460.

School Pesticide Use Reduction (SPUR) Guide: Working Together for Pesticide-Free Schools (1991), by Sharon Taylor. Published by the Environmental Health Coalition, 1717 Kettner Blvd, #100, San Diego, CA 921@I-2532, 619/235-0281.

Teaching Toxics: Creating Solutions to Household Pollution (1992) by Wendy Verrei- Berenback. Available from Association of Vermont Recyclers, PO Box 1244, Montpelier VT 05601, 802/229-1833.

Tools for the Environmental Teacher (1991) by the Household Hazardous Waste Project and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. This is an annotated bibliography of household hazardous waste educational materials and curricula from the U.S. and Canada for K-12. Available from HHWP.




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