Silver Polish Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste FREE Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Event September 30, 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 More Info Get Reminder Never Pour Down Drain Silver polish is toxic and even a small amount can affect waterways, so never pour it down the drain. Empty Containers Are Garbage If the container is empty, make sure any leftover residue is completely dry. Once empty and dry, it’s OK to put in the garbage. Ways to Reduce Use Safer Alternatives Instead of buying toxic silver polish, use materials you already have at home to clean your silver. Learn how from Better Homes & Gardens.