Create a non-toxic, safe home for your family and pets. Gather up all products in your house or garage that contain unsafe chemicals and dispose in a safe manner.
Switch to alternatives containing nontoxic and biodegradable ingredients (some products labeled 'green' aren't really safe - look for green certification labels).
Create a Nontoxic Home
HAZARDOUS WASTE: Dispose of the following products at a hazardous waste facility:
u Building Materials - paint , varnish, paint thinner, solvents, rust remover, wood preservatives and driveway sealer
u Automotive products - gasoline, transmission oil, brake fluid, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, power steering fluid, used motor oil,used oil filters, used antifreeze
u Household cleaners - spot removers, rug cleaners, metal cleaners, bathroom cleaners, oven cleaner, drain cleaner
u Pesticides - insect killers, weed killers, flea products, moth crystals, fertilizers with weed killer
u Miscellaneous - photographic chemicals, acids and corrosive chemicals, pool chemicals, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (mercury) , mercury thermometers, Ni-Cd batteries