These items should never have made it down the drain–but DID. Help us protect the environment by keeping these out of the toilet.
- Disposable products: diapers, personal hygiene products, paper towels, facial pads, dental floss and disposable scrubbers belong in the trash, not your toilet.
- Kitchen grease and cooking oil. Pour into a container, allow to solidify and dispose of in the garbage. Dry wipe dishes, pots and pans to remove residual grease before washing.
- Dispose of food scraps into a compost container, and put it in your compost can. Minimize the use of garbage disposals.
- Hazardous substances such as paint, paint thinner, garden chemicals, batteries, fuels, and similar toxics must be disposed of at a certified hazardous waste site.
- Drugs and Pharmaceuticals. Use Take Back Locations for extra or expired medicines – Protect the environment and your community by keeping drugs off the street and out of the water.
- Sharps (razor blades, used syringes) never go in the toilet or garbage. These are hazardous and need to be disposed of properly. http://zerowastemarin.org/residents/zero-waste-resources/sharps-medical-waste/