Environmental Education

Did you know that you can recycle your used household batteries (AAA, AA, B, C, D, 9-volt, Button Cell) here in the Municipal Complex?  There’s a collection bin by the Clothes Closet hamper.  Please don’t throw them in the trash!

 

This Week’s Topic:

December 26th, 2016

Did you know…about Recycling Your Electronics?

Did you get a new computer, tablet, or phone this year?  What do you do with the old one?

 

Previous Weeks’ Topics:

December 19th, 2016

Did you know…All About Batteries?

40% of all battery sales each year occur during the Holiday Season!

December 12th, 2016

Did you know…about Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs), specifically?

Replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs saves energy, but there are some things you need to know.

December 5th, 2016

Did you know…about Fluorescent Lighting?

Fluorescent Lighting is a good environmental and economic choice.  However, the lamps contain mercury – and their disposal must be properly handled.

November 28th, 2016

Did you know…about Management of Agricultural Waste?

Do you grow crops, or own livestock?  This article might interest you.

November 21st, 2016

Did you know…Let’s Keep Talking Mercury!

What products contain mercury?  How should I handle them?  And how should I dispose of them?

November 14th, 2016

Did you know…about Accidental Mercury Spills?

Sources – Exposure Concerns – Cleaning Up Spills – Disposal.

November 7th, 2016

Did you know…More About Paint, Specifically Lead Paint?

It’s been banned  for household use since 1978, but what if your property is older than that?

October 31st, 2016

Did you know…about How to Prevent Paint Pollution?

Buying – Using – Storing – Recycling.

October 24th, 2016

Did you know…about Safe Handling of Gasoline?

Soon it’ll be time to put away the lawnmower and fire up the snowblower.

October 17th, 2016

Did you know…How to Dispose of Medicines Properly?

Saturday, October 22nd, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Please don’t flush!

October 10th, 2016

Did you know…about Alternative Household Products?

Protect the environment, your health, and your home by replacing your household cleaning products with these less or non-toxic alternatives that you make yourself.

October 3rd, 2016

Did you know…about Identifying Household Hazardous Waste?

Ignitable – Corrosive – Reactive – Toxic.  Just say, “I Can Remember That!”

September 26th, 2016

Did you know…about Reducing Hazardous Wastes In Your Business?

We have quite a few businesses in Chester – and a lot of this information can be applied to your home, too.  The keywords are Reduce – Reuse – Recycle!

September 19th, 2016

Did you know…about Household Hazardous Waste?

What are Household Hazardous Materials?  How do you identify them?  Why should you be concerned?