HazChem Environmental knows how to dispose of hand sanitizer, and what to do with expired hand sanitizer. We provide hand sanitizer disposal and hand sanitizer recycling services anywhere in the U.S. We are very familiar with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines regarding how to dispose of hand sanitizer. Because alcohol based hand sanitizer can expire, you should be familiar with the following guidelines.



According to the USDA:

“Effective hand sanitizers typically contain 60-95% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol. At this alcohol concentration, hand sanitizer is classified as a Class 3 Flammable Liquid, which has specific handling and disposal requirements …. USDA Agencies must manage all hand sanitizer as a Class 3 Flammable Liquid, in accordance with 29 CFR § 1910.106 and 1926.152. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) prohibits the storage of these items in office buildings. When stored for future use, accumulations of 25 gallons or more of hand sanitizer, even in multiple small containers, must be placed in a flammable liquid storage cabinet in a non-office building. Federal disposal guidelines require all alcohol-based hand sanitizers be treated as hazardous waste due to the ignitability characteristic (40 CFR § 261.21). Proper disposal can only be achieved through a waste hauler qualified to manage hazardous waste.”


The EPA offers similar guidelines for hand sanitizer disposal.


Call HazChem at 630-458-1910 or email Let us guide you through the proper method of how to dispose of hand sanitizer.  Since alcohol based hand sanitizer can expire, please check yours. It probably has expired if it was purchased in bulk back in 2020. Many entities all over America are choosing HazChem Environmental as its hazardous waste manager. HazChem knows what to do with your expired hand sanitizer!


Our fee to dispose of hand sanitizer is 79 cents per pound.

While our price is low, the quality of hand sanitizer disposal service we deliver is top-notch.  HazChem is in a position to offer such a low cost due to the enormous amount of business we generate in disposing of expired hand sanitizer.  We have helped entities all over the nation with their hand sanitizer disposal needs. No matter the city or state, HazChem is ready to serve you.  HazChem Environmental Corp. is a certified waste hauler.  We are licensed to transport and store hazardous waste, including disposal of hand sanitizer. We also dispose of Paint and other Hazardous Materials.

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