How Do I Get Rid of Old Cleaning Products?

How Do I Get Rid of Old Cleaning Products?

Q: I would like to go greener with some of the cleaning products I use, but I still have a whole arsenal of regular products sitting around. How can I get rid of them safely without creating a bunch of waste?

Sent in by Erin

Editor: That's a great question, Erin. You obviously don't want to dump those cleaning products down the drain or just toss them in the trash. A lot of them have some pretty nasty ingredients.

We'll tell you what we do here in Berkeley: Luckily, our county's Waste Management Authority has a hazardous waste facility that is open Thurs - Sat. They accept all that stuff you've been storing under the kitchen sink: paint, pesticides, cleaners, etc.

We recommend that you contact your local waste management office and see if they have a similar program. We're guessing they do.

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