S2 Episode 7 – Hazardous Waste: what we can’t recycle and how to get rid of it.
Apr 09 2020
Join us for a countdown to Earth Day with season 2 of Earth Chats. We’re releasing an episode every weekday through April 22nd, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
In this episode: Kay writes laws. The value of research. The deficiency of (some) labels. Hoses lined with lead. Smoke detectors and their radioactive materials. Mercury in landfills leads to mercury in our water. 1 in 12 homes have epipens: where they go after use.
Good things: Collection bins for syringes. Legislation for Lead-Free hoses. Medicine collections- (don’t pour your medicine down the drain or put it in your garbage). Not purchasing products with hazardous materials.
Household hazardous materials: old thermometers, oil based paints, syringes, smoke detectors, some household cleaners, some garden hoses.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Instructions on disposing of Smoke Detectors
- SCARCE & Legislation
- Dupage County Hazardous Waste
- Illinois Environmental Council
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