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Actions You Can Take

  • Shop for non-hazardous household cleaning products. 
  • If using water-based paints, rinse paint brushes in the sink. For oil-based paints, rinse with paint thinner and then filter and reuse the paint thinner. Dispose of any paint thinner through a hazardous waste program. 
  • Keep trash cans closed to prevent animals from scattering trash.  
  • Use paints, solvents, and cleaners sparingly and according to the directions. Store paints, solvents, and cleaners properly to avoid spilling.
  • Dispose of construction materials (i.e. drywall, concrete, mortar, etc.) in the trash. Do not rinse concrete or mortar into any street, ditch, gutter, stream, creek, or storm drain.



*Information on this Web Page excerpted from City of Concord, Copyright 2019, and City of Winston-Salem, Copyright 2006-2020