Ready to clean out the garage and tackle those tough cleaning projects? Not so fast. Some cleaning products contain toxic compounds that can be harmful to you and the Bay, so it’s wise to use less-toxic alternatives, and when getting rid of old products, never pour them down indoor or outdoor drains.
For less-toxic alternatives, see EBMUD’s Customer Pipeline for quick cleaning tips, or for more in-depth information, EBMUD’s “Clean It” guide.You can request a hard copy by calling 510-287-1651.
At BayWise you will find an “eco-home” with ideas for keeping your family, and the Bay, healthy — inside and outside your home, as well as a search engine for locations to properly dispose of items you no longer want.
The EPA also offers information on safe choice cleaning products.