Dump into ditches, pour down drains or sewers, or place in the trash. Each of these actions has negative consequences.
Dump in ditches. This releases hazardous chemicals directly into the environment.
Pour down drains and storm sewers. This causes explosions in the sewer system. Storm sewers typically empty directly into lakes and streams, creating a path for hazardous chemicals to impact drinking water, recreation and aquatic life.
Place in the trash. This easily creates the opportunity for incompatible chemicals to mix. Chemical reactions can result in explosions, fires, and toxic fumes causing personal injury and damage to garbage trucks and equipment.