Nail Polish

Illegal in Garbage or Drains
Hazardous Waste

No Nail Polish in the Trash

The EPA considers nail polish to be hazardous waste, and it needs to be disposed of as such. So don’t throw it into the regular garbage or a recycling bin, and don’t dump it down the drain.

Ways to Reuse

Fill With Touch-Up Paint

Put household paint into the empty bottle and then use it for small touch-ups around the house. Clean out the old polish first using non-toxic paint thinner.

Did You Know?

The Origins of Nail Polish

Nail polish was invented in China as early as 3000 BC. The colors you wore depended on which class you belonged to. Lower classes painted their nails nude and other pale colors, while the upper classes painted theirs red.