Municipal WGP Draft Credit 10: Household Hazardous Waste reduction and engagement program (x points)

Intent:

Educate the public on existing HHW infrastructure and available avenues for HHW reduction in order minimize the potential for negative human health impacts and pollution of the natural environment.

Requirements:

Demonstrate 80-90% engagement of residents in the household hazardous waste program. Best practices include the following:

  • List of materials considered household hazardous waste and how to properly dispose (i.e. drop-off or pickup) through an engaging platform (i.e. website).
  • List of products that meet the Safer Choice Standard as outlined by the EPA
  • Publish activities, lessons, and/or worksheets that explain household hazardous waste and the danger of exposure designed for children.
  • Advertise local household hazardous waste disposal and recycling drop off locations and services through an engaging platform (i.e. website or other available media distribution channels).

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