Carlsbad Sellers, Get Rid of Those Hazardous Waste Items Before Closing
It’s pretty common that buyers will request that all personal items belong to the sellers be removed before closing, as they are not part of the transaction.
Even if not explicitly stated in the contract, the assumption is that all non-fixtures are to be removed.
A common set of stuff that is probably in most homes, and not so easy to get rid of, are the hazardous waste items.
I find that in most cases buyers want these gone. And you often do not find out about this untiul the final walk-through.
As you are planning your move, and cleaning out, another item for the list is to have the hazardous waste items removed.
Don't assume buyers want them but we can always ask to verify during the transaction if you prefer.
These hazardous waste items can include:
Household cleaning products (toilet, sink, etc)
Laundry and dish washer detergents and related products
Insect and other pest sprays/granules
Fertilizers, weed killers, grass seed, and similar yard products
Paints (unless specifically requested to use by buyers for touch-ups)
Car oil, battery fluids, etc.
Turpentine and other similar toxic items
These hazardous items are not always easy to get rid of (you cannot just throw them in the trash), although there are usually community vendors that will pick them up or you can arrange to drop them off at recycling events in your community.
Here in Carlsbad we have a recyling center for some items, as well as periodic hazardous waste drop-off days. Here is the information from the City of Carlsbad on disposal of Hazardous Waste options.