How to Properly Dispose of Nail Polish Remover

A person's hand with a finger and a nail.

Nail polish remover is considered a hazardous waste and should never be thrown in the regular trash or poured down the drain. It contains chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and human health. Here are some proper methods to dispose of nail polish remover:

  • Look for a hazardous waste collection facility in your area. They often accept household hazardous waste, including nail polish remover. Contact your local waste management agency or check their website for more information.
  • Some beauty supply stores and pharmacies may have drop-off locations for nail polish remover and other hazardous waste. Call ahead to confirm.
  • If you have a minimal amount of nail polish remover, you can try using it up or giving it to someone who needs it. Just make sure to transfer it to a safe and leak-proof container before passing it on.