Nail Polish: Don’t Throw it in the Trash!
By EPA standards nail polish is considered a household hazardous waste, which means it can’t be discarded of like normal garbage. Surprising? Maybe not considering it’s chock-full of toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde (eek!). Not to mention it’s super flammable…
It’s important for nail polish to be disposed of properly to prevent environmental and public health hazards. For Austinites, check out our local household hazardous waste collection facility in southeast Austin. Keep it in mind not just for nail polish, but other toxic household products such as batteries, ammonia, bleach, paint, solvents and the like.