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According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, "the average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste per year," some of which is acetone nail polish. Many people do not know the correct way to dispose of this hazardous waste and simply deposit it in the trash. In this case, it ends up in landfills and potentially affects groundwater over time. Acetone nail polish should be properly disposed of at a hazardous waste disposal facility.

Locate a hazardous waste disposal facility in your area by contacting the United States Environmental Protection Agency or your local waste management facility.

Collect all bottles of acetone nail polish in your home. Place them in a covered container. Exercise caution when transporting the container to prevent the bottles from being jostled around and potentially breaking.

Bring the container of bottles to the local hazardous waste disposal facility for proper disposal. You may have to pay a fee to have the waste disposed of depending upon the amount of waste and your local hazardous waste disposal ordinances.

About the Author

Gabrielle Black

Gabrielle Black has been a professional writer, artist and designer since 2002. Her theatrical designs, puppet design and construction have been featured in "Theatre Design & Technology" magazine and she has written numerous articles for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho, both in stage design and painting.