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.