Sarah over at AT Chicago had an informative post
about which chemicals to avoid in household cleaners (and green alternatives). We also noted people asking where they could get rid of the chemicals they don't want in their houses anymore, so we've compiled a list below for those of you living in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York...Los Angeles residents can drop off hazardous waste at any of their S.A.F.E. Permanent Collection Centers:
Los Angeles: GLENDALE
Playa del Rey: HYPERION TREATMENT PLANT
Sun Valley: RANDALL STREET
West Los Angeles: UCLA
Los Angeles: WASHINGTON BLVD.
San Francisco residents:
San Francisco Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facility
San Francisco Home Collection Program
City of Chicago Permanent Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility
New York residents:
Special Self-Help Special Waste Drop-Off Sites:
BRONX: Hunts Point at Farragut Street and East River.
BROOKLYN: Bay 41st Street and Gravesend Bay, south of the Belt Parkway (adjacent to the DSNY Brooklyn 11 garage).
QUEENS: College Point at 30th Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Streets.
STATEN ISLAND: Foot of Muldoon Avenue off the West Shore Expressway (440) adjacent to the DSNY Staten Island 3 garage.
MANHATTAN: DSNY garage at 605 West 30th Street, between 11th & 12th Avenue.