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Asphalt Sealcoats – Safe to Reuse?

Man sealcoating driveway.While most homeowners will completely use driveway sealcoats, occasionally a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection program may receive full or partially full containers of these products. Due to their long shelf life, sealcoats might be seen as suitable for re-distribution for reuse by homeowners, rather than disposal by a licensed waste hauler. However, some sealcoat products contain poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and should not be made available for reuse.

 The UW-Extension Solid and Hazardous Waste education Center has created a series of fact sheets that describe the potential hazards of these products and offer guidance on obtaining safer alternatives:

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