Many household products contain hazardous substances.
These products are harmful to our environment and aquatic life when disposed in drains, toilets and storm drains.
Toxic household waste chemicals often find their way into local creeks, including the South Platte River through spills, run-off and over-application. They can also enter the sewer system through disposal. Long term exposure these chemicals can cause harm to children and wildlife’s nervous systems.
Examples of common and hazardous waste are:
Paints & solvents
Used motor oil
Household & automotive batteries
If you must dispose of products, please contact your city, municipality or county for disposal options. Discharges to storm drains are not treated and are a major source of pollution in the South Platte River.
Home and Automotive Maintenance
Here are ways YOU can help to minimize the impact of caring for your home and vehicles!
Lawn and Garden Care
Minimize the impact from caring for your lawn, garden, and pets by following these guidelines.
Flushing unused drugs down the toilet introduces them to our environment; currently, there are limited options to removing these drugs during the wastewater treatment process. Don’t flush, try these options instead: