Simple Green: Dispose of Your Old Cleaners Responsibly

During Home Hacks month here at Re-nest, we've given you a lot of recipes for safe, nontoxic cleaners that you can make at home (for the bathroom and for the kitchen). If you've been using conventional cleaners with a list of questionable ingredients, the best thing for your health and for the environment is to ditch them immediately. But you've got to do it the right way.

Whatever you do, don't just toss your cleaners into the trash or down the drain. The last thing we want is for those gross chemicals to end up in our waterways.

Gather up your cleaners and haul them to a hazardous waste collection. It might take a little effort, but it is really worth it.

If you don't know where to take hazardous waste material, contact your city's waste department. Our city (Berkeley, Ca) has a Toxic Management Division.

Is your hazardous waste collection easy to access?

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