Sheila_Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com Nail Polish Remover Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Special Instructions Sheila_Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com If the nail polish remover bottle is empty, please put the cap back on and place the capped empty bottle into the blue recycling cart. If the nail polish remover bottle still has some remover inside, it is considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of at the Hazardous Waste Facility: Hazardous Waste Collection Facility 889A Devlin Road, American Canyon | 1-800-984-9661 Every Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM Households: no appointment or fees Business: appointment only; fees charged Don’t Dump Down the Drain The EPA considers nail polish remover to be hazardous waste, and it needs to be disposed of as such. So to keep waterways clean, definitely do not dump it down the drain. Did You Know? Why So Cold? Acetone, the chemical in traditional nail polish remover, feels cold on your skin because of the speed at which it evaporates. Evaporation draws heat out, leaving a cold feeling behind.