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Instructions

They grey landfill cart is the best place to dispose of all "personal care products" when they are no longer being used. These include lotions, skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, permanent waves, hair colors, and deodorants. Please do not put lotions, cosmetics, and similar products down the drain or into the toilet.

An alternative, is to take lotions or creams to a HHW (household hazardous waste) facility in your city or county.

Facts

Under the law, some of the products commonly referred to as "personal care products" are cosmetics. These include, for example, skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants. According to the U.S. EPA, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP), comprise a very broad, diverse collection of thousands of chemical substances, including prescription and over-the-counter therapeutic drugs, fragrances, cosmetics, sunscreen agents, diagnostic agents, nutraceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and many others.

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