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Spring Cleaning:  Recycle Hazardous Items!

Posted May 10, 2018

It looks like Spring has sprung!  With the nice weather, everyone is anxious to do their spring cleaning.  From top to bottom; from outside to inside, people are busy cleaning out their homes and cleaning up their property after a long winter. 

So now, more than ever, it is important to know how to properly dispose of hazardous items you may have at home.  Remember, many household items contain hazardous materials.  Old thermostats contain small amounts of mercury, as do newer lighbulbs and even batteries.  These items need to be properly disposed of to ensure that toxic substances do not enter the waste stream and the environment.  Other household items like paint and even clothing, carpeting and appliances, also need to be disposed of properly and safely 

Check out this story from the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, MN.  Click here.