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Helpful Habits Around the House

If you use water-based paints, rinse paint brushes in the sink. For oil-based paints, filter and reuse paint thinner. Never clean brushes or pour paint in the gutter or the storm drain. If you use substances such as paints, solvents, and cleaners, use them according to directions and avoid spilling.

Pick up trash and litter around your yard and home. If you are working on a home improvement project, dispose of drywall, concrete and mortar in the trash. Don't rinse concrete, mortar, or project debris into the street.

Pet waste contains harmful bacteria that can pollute our waterways. Pick up pet wastes and dispose in the toilet or in a bag for the trash.

Septic tanks should be maintained properly. Depending on the number of people living in a household, a septic tank should be pumped out and inspected every three to five years.

Resources

Wastes @ EPA Household Hazardous Waste
Pet Walking and Waste Earth 911
Legacy's Water Conservation Wheel Legacy's Hazardous Waste Wheel


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