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Cleaning Products

Recycling: If the product isn’t labeled “DANGER–corrosive,” use up the product and dry out any remaining liquid with kitty litter, newspaper, or other absorbent material. Then recycle the container with your metal, glass, and plastic.

Garbage: If the product is labeled “DANGER–corrosive,” do not discard or pour down the drain. Dry out any remaining product with kitty litter, newspaper, or other absorbent material. Before putting it out with regular garbage, please double-bag the empty container and mark it, “Danger–not for recycling.”

SAFE Disposal Events & Drop-Off Sites

Bring cleaning products to an upcoming SAFE Disposal Event.

Purchasing Tips

Don’t buy more than you need and use the amounts suggested. Never mix products.

Find second uses for old cleaning tools such as dish rags.

Avoid purchasing products labeled “danger” or “corrosive.” Consider environmentally friendly cleansers. Look for third-party certifications such as Green Seal, Ecologo, and US EPA Design for the Environment.

Consider alternative household cleaning products:

  • Mix baking soda with water for an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Mix white vinegar with water for a window and glass cleaner.
  • Use cornstarch as a pet deodorizer on carpets.
  • Mix linseed oil with vinegar to use as furniture polish.