The short answer is a definite YES. The longer answer is that most people probably don't have a clue as to what, exactly, is a "hazardous" waste. I doubt that most people know that paint is hazardous, for example. If you don't think so, just try ordering over the internet and you will get a rude awakening about how it can be shipped. Other common household wastes that are considered hazardous, or contain hazardous waste, are:
-- used motor oil
-- fluorescent (including compact) light bulbs
-- prescription drugs
-- batteries (lead-acid, ni-cad, lithium)
These wastes will go into the landfill if there is no facility available to accept them.
-- TOM SEIM, Richland