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The Right Way To Dispose Of Lighter Fluid
By LUCY CLARK
If you've realized you don't have any use for leftover lighter fluid — or for personal or safety reasons don't want to keep it in your house — you need to know how to safely dispose of it. While you may want to toss the bottle in the trash, lighter fluid is flammable, meaning the EPA classifies it as hazardous waste which needs to be disposed of properly.
Since lighter fluid is considered hazardous waste, heavy fines are prescribed for improper disposal. According to HomeSteady, the first thing you should do is contact your local hazardous waste facility or, if you're unsure who to call, try your local recycling or trash facility, which will guide you through the next steps.
You can also check informative websites such as Earth911, which will help you track down your nearest disposal center. Make sure to give them a call before showing up, though, as they may have specific procedures for disposal.