Resources for Household Wastes: e-Cigarette Disposal Fact Sheet and Household Medication Disposal Website

On February 23, 2024, US EPA published a new fact sheet on how individual consumers can dispose of e-cigarettes safely. Individuals should dispose of e-cigarettes as a household hazardous waste and not put them in household trash or recycling bins. The lithium batteries inside e-cigarettes can become damaged and cause fires; and the nicotine inside the devices is toxic, posing a risk to both workers and the environment.

Access the new fact sheet here.

On February 26, 2024 US EPA launched a new website to provide information to households about proper disposal of leftover medications, why proper disposal of household medication is needed, and what households should and should not do with their unwanted medications. The website also provides collectors of household medications with information about what they should do with the medications they collect.

Check out the website here.