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Pollution Solutions

Automotive Care

  • Maintain your car to prevent fluid leaks.
  • Recycle motor oil, antifreeze, etc at an automotive center.
  • Dispose of oil in a curbside motor oil pickup program.
  • Never hose down spills into the gutter!
  • Use kitty litter to clean up leaks and spills.

Household Care

  • Avoid purchasing oil-based paint!
  • Save and reuse paint thinner and brush cleaners whenever possible.
  • Rinse water-based paint brushes in the sink.
  • Oil and water-based paint cans can be put in the garbage once they are empty and dry.
  • Dispose of unused oil-based paints, thinners, and solvents at a hazardous waste collection event.
  • Poolwater Brochure

Lawn Care

  • Purchase household and garden products that are "least toxic" to the environment.
  • See our Pest Control Page.
  • Apply all household and garden products sparingly.
  • Always use products in accordance with the instructions on the label.
  • Do not apply lawn or garden products when rain is forecasted.
  • Dispose of pesticides or fertilizers at a local household hazardous waste collection event.

Animal Care

  • Shovel up animal wastes, seal in bags, and throw away in a garbage can.
  • Animal wastes may also be flushed down the toilet.

Trash Disposal

  • Sweep patios rather than hose debris into gutters.
  • Place garden refuse at curbside on collection day, without blocking the gutter.