In practice, source reduction means reducing the amount of potential trash and hazardous wastes entering the household as well as reducing the toxicity of that waste. The less waste that comes in, the less that goes out. We can do this by shopping more thoughtfully and looking for products with no unnecessary packaging.
A simple reduction in the overall volume of waste will help our country and our community. Less space will be used for landfills, and less incinerator ash will be created (with fewer hazardous materials).
Household Hazardous Waste