This is your year. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes, but the small changes that are important. None so much as your home, making sure it’s both safe from hazardous waste and has all the space it can by getting rid of old products you can’t dispose of easily. Today we’re going to talk about how to have fewer hazardous waste household products this year through better buying practices, use options, and hazardous waste disposal for your home. [Read more…]
Can Old Arts and Crafts Supplies Be Hazardous Waste?
Everyone likes arts and crafts, from Elmer’s glue and popsicle sticks to peak-preforming hobbyist paints and glazes. But many of these products, especially old ones, can contain hazardous chemicals that need to be handled during use, storage, and disposal. Today, let’s look at using, storing, and disposing of arts and crafts materials and how reading the labels and taking appropriate precautions is vital to keeping this hoppy fun – especially with old arts and crafts supplies. [Read more…]
Keeping Your Children Safe from Hazardous Household Products
With winter and the holiday season just around the corner, now more than ever, it’s important to make sure your home is a safe space. As more people – including children – enter your home, suddenly all those garages, basements, attics, and spare rooms filled with odds and ends can become a danger. While spring cleaning is behind us, learn about how you can keep your children safe from hazardous household products through better understanding, storage, and disposal and how NEDT can help. [Read more…]
Can You Dispose of Household Batteries in the Trash?
We use batteries on a daily basis at home. In portable electronics like your phone, in the vehicle in your garage, in the smoke detector, your watch – the list goes on. However, we don’t think too much about these electronic marvels until they stop working, then it’s either time to recharge them or replace them with fresh batteries. But once you’ve got that battery out, what do you do with it? You can dispose of household batteries, but not all can be disposed of at home. Know the differences and the dangers. [Read more…]
When Is It Time to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?
Old products, obsolete electronics, and empty containers you can’t throw in the trash have a tendency to pile up in any household, especially when attics, basements, and garages make for plenty of “out of sight, out of mind” storage. However, with the hazards posed by these dangerous products, it’s important to know when to store and when to find a facility to dispose of your household hazardous waste. Here are the signs it’s time to act. [Read more…]