Indoor Pollution Prevention

Learn about how you can reduce pollution prevention in your home! Here are some tips to help you get started:

No oil down the sink1. Stop FOG Clogs

Have you ever heard of the saying “oil and water don’t mix”? It’s true! Pouring cooking oil down your sink can clog your sewer pipes. If you have a lot of leftover fats, oil, or grease, collect it in a jar and dispose of it in the trash. For smaller amounts, absorb the oil with a paper napkin and compost it.

Household hazardous waste2. Proper Medicine Disposal

If you have old medicine or unused prescription drugs, DON’T flush them down the toilet or sink since they contain chemicals that can harm fish and other animals. Instead, dispose your old pharmaceutical drugs at a police station near you.

Toilets are not trashcans3. Toilets Are Not Trashcans

Poop, paper and pee are the only three things that should be flushed in the toilet. Other items like floss, “flushable” baby wipes, medicine, and feminine hygiene products should not be flushed since it can lead to sewer back-ups or cause problems for the wastewater treatment plant.