Safe Spring Cleaning Tips

hazardous-cleanersOut with the old and in with the less toxic

Give your house a fresh start with a good spring cleaning. Dig into those dark places and you’ll likely find some hazardous things; stuff like bug sprays, automotive products, lawn and garden chemicals, drain and oven cleaners, paint strippers, and home maintenance products. 

How can you tell the hazardous stuff?

Hazardous products say CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER, or POISON on the label and cannot go in the trash. Take them to the Factoria Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site at 13800 SE 32nd Street. It’s open Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. No appointment is needed. There is no fee for hazardous waste disposal. Call 1-888-TOXIC-ED or visit online to learn what to bring and not to bring.

Kids and chemicals don’t mix

Children can confuse household products with food. Kids don’t read labels, and some containers and labels look fun and food-like. Reduce your stash of products and use safer alternatives as an easy way to make your home more kid-safe.

Visit online for a list of green cleaning recipes you can make at home.

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