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Mercury-Free Solar Fever Thermometers are Hot!

Mercury is highly toxic.

If you drop and break an old-fashioned mercury fever thermometer in a sink, its mercury could go down the drain and get into the wastewater that flows through sewers to the treatment plant. 102 more words

Pollution Prevention

Dropping off Your Household Hazardous Waste is as Easy as 1-2-3!

San Mateo County has offered a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program for over 24 years for residents to drop-off a variety of HHW such as cleaning chemicals, batteries, paint, fluorescent lights, propane tanks and more. 202 more words

Household Hazardous Waste

How to Bring Items to Our HHW Facility

Planning to bring items to our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility? Here’s how to have a safe trip.

Are you planning to bring paint, batteries, bleach, cleansers, motor oil, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs or other items to our… 414 more words

Household Hazardous Waste

Homes calendar April 16 to 22

Next week

Downsizing: Get practical options about taking advantage of your home’s equity at a free seminar hosted by Realtor Judith Yaworsky, who faced similar issues when she wanted to downsize. 275 more words


Summer E-Waste, Pharmaceutical & Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Announced

Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake County Health Department have announced the schedule for their annual e-waste, pharmaceutical and household hazardous waste collection events this summer! 131 more words

Recycling & Waste

Paint recycling bill being considered for a vote

What if there was a convenient way to deal with that oil-based paint that you’re currently taking to a hazardous waste facility or that latex paint that you’re drying out before putting in the garbage can? 166 more words


Want to know what Earth Heroes at School do to earn that title?

Here’s a story from last March about the work of two Tolt Middle School teachers and the project they developed to help their students learn about household hazardous products. 375 more words