Flea Products

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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Collection 
Flea products need special handling to avoid toxic exposure for waste workers, the community, and the environment.

City Specific Disposal Options
Please check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if additional options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-Off
Your city or county may offer HHW drop-off sites and collection events.
– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events
– Riverside County
San Bernardino County
– Ventura County 

Disposal Options For Businesses
Hazardous waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply.

Some HHW drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above).

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Never Dump Down the Drain

Flea products contain chemicals that can harm waterways, so never put them in the garbage or flush them down the drain. Instead, dispose of them as hazardous waste.

Empty Containers Go in the Garbage

If the flea product container is empty, throw it in the garbage. Also throw away any single-use pipettes.

Did You Know?

Prevention Is the Best Medicine

Commercial flea and tick products contain chemicals that can pose health hazards to both pets and humans. You can eliminate the need for flea products by grooming your pet. Bathe them regularly, vacuum your home once a week, wash pet bedding once a week in hot, soapy water and use a fine-tooth flea comb on a regular basis.