Keep Our Drinking Water Free of Cleaners & Detergents

Cleaners and detergents contain chemicals (i.e. alkylphenols) that pollute our drinking water if overused or disposed of improperly. Alkylphenols are synthetic compounds found in detergents, cleaning products, pesticides, hair care products, and many other common household products. Humans are often exposed to Alkylphenols through ingesting them. When Alkylphenols are improperly disposed of they can end up directly into our drinking water and seafood resulting in humans unknowingly consuming them. You can reduce these chemicals by checking that the products you buy are safe for both you and the environment and properly dispose of your products that do contain Alkylphenols. Dispose of at your local Household Hazard Waste Drop-off Facility.

What can’t go down the drain

Many people see the drain as an easy solution to disposing of unwanted materials but unless the waste is non-hazardous or non-harmful, a drain isn’t the right solution. If you want to dispose of a something down the drain, ask yourself if it meets the following criteria: is it non-hazardous, is it a liquid or will it interfere with sewage treatment operations.

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