Acids are corrosive chemicals that have a pH of less than 7. Handle carefully. When disposed of improperly, acids can damage trash cans, sewer pipes, garbage trucks, and virtually anything they contact.
•· Bring to the WLSSD Household Hazardous Waste Facility or a local HHW Collection site.
•· If it is picric acid – contact police or fire dept. immediately by calling 911, do not transport this acid.
Businesses that are Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) – contact Clean Shop – 726-1602.
Common Household Acids
Hydrofluoric acid – Glass etching, rust removers
Muriatic/hydrochloric acid – Concrete cleaners, pool pH adjustment
Nitric acid – Gun cleaners
Phosphoric acid – Lime remover
Picric acid – Fireworks, explosives, batteries
Sulfuric acid – Batteries, septic tank cleaner, drain cleaner
Never mix ammonia with bleach; it will produce a deadly toxic gas.