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Did you know that many household items are considered hazardous? This means you cannot just toss 'em in the trash when their useful lives are over. Well...you can just toss 'em in the trash, but that would make you naughty, naughty, and not very green-minded, wouldn't it?

There's no shortage of advice out there on safe disposal for hazardous household waste. But, really, who has time to sit down and read the ten-page brochure your city's waste collection division mailed you? That is, if you can dig it out from the depths of your To Do pile. (I think that's where mine was last sighted.) If you're like me, you'll simply turn to the Web for help. There are fabulous tips like this DIY Life post by Francesca. However, if you're pressed for time and need to save your brain cells for other tasks, check out this fun little interactive tool from the website Learner. It will help you decide whether what you've got is hazardous and therefore requires special disposal. Happy bonus for tired minds: no reading required -- just click on the little pictures to test your knowledge. It's a geeky yet fun way to educate yourself!


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