Abstract

Many household products contain hazardous chemicals. When discarded, these products become household hazardous waste, which poses a potential threat to human health and the environment. Planners may be called upon to assist local government officials, who increasingly are coming under pressure to implement special HHW programs, especially collection day events. However, there has been little systematic examination of the actual risks created by HHW, or of the full costs, benefits, and liabilities associated with collection days and other programs. This article synthesizes the current literature on HHW and identifies directions for needed research.

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Urban, Community and Regional Planning

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Publisher website: http://www.informaworld.com

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URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/crp_fac/12