General Storage Tips

  • Keep products in their original containers, with original labels.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Regularly check containers and if you find one leaking, place the leaky container inside another container and label it – for example, “leaking container of pesticide”.
  • Read labels to make sure that incompatible chemicals are kept separated.
  • Secure lids tightly.

household cleaners

Cleaners:  Storage and Disposal Tips
  • For oven cleaners, toilet cleaners, disinfectants, laundry bleaches, mothballs, and ammonia-based cleaners, empty containers should be rinsed with water. The empty containers may then be disposed of at your municipal landfill.
  • The rinse water can be reused or poured down the drain with great quantities of water.
  • Dispose of unused products at the Home Chemical Collection Center.