Recycling 101

Managing Hazardous Waste

We dispose more than a million tons of household hazardous waste each year and toxic disposal can be harmful to both people and the planet.

This self-paced online course will teach you how to safely dispose of toxic waste and explore alternatives to hazardous household products. Discover how to identify hazardous waste and the types of potentially toxic materials commonly found in homes, and explore how to use and dispose  of them safely including how to dispose of waste banned from landfills or require special handling. 

What you'll learn:
  • Define hazardous household waste
  • Identify common household products that are dangerous to you and your family
  • Discover safe and legal toxic waste disposal methods
  • Learn how to recycle hazardous waste materials that are banned from landfills
  • Explore safe alternatives to hazardous household products
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    From Oregon State University
    Length 1 - 3 hours
    Language English (English)
    Subjects Recycling 101

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    This course teaches skills that are valuable employers*


    Yearly salary

    Estimated for jobs that may use skills taught in this course. Based on data from 6 job titles.

    We've also collected sample entry, mid, and senior level roles and salaries for you below.

    Materials Handler (Non-Hazardous)


    Waste Water Treatment Technician (Entry)


    Waste Water Treatment Technician (Senior)


    Waste Water Treatment Plant Mgr.


    *Median income figures across U.S., note that actual salaries vary.

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