If you are wondering what is allowed in the City of Spokane’s trash, clean green and recycling containers and which items need to go to household hazardous waste you can download the SOLID WASTE GUIDE and the RECYCLE STICKER. These documents also tell you what is not accepted.
Consumer News Consumer News and Topics to Explore provide hundreds of articles and posts on consumer issues including topics ranging from Auto Reliability Rating, Bank Failures, Class Action, Deceptive Advertising, Food Safety, Product Recalls, Scams, Sustainability and more. Continue reading
Mission: Our vision and mission are simple – create a community that helps consumers find their own shade of green, match their values to their purchase behavior, adopt environmentally sound practices and drive impactful environmental changes. We are here to deliver a mix of targeted content, eco-conscious products and environmental actions so that you can live a happier, healthier, sustainable lifestyle; one that protects this wonderful planet we all call home.
This organization has plenty of tools to manage your own home garden in an environmentally friendly way. Grow Smart, Grow Safe has useful information regarding the hazards that can come with pesticides. They have a detailed webpage that clearly states the harsh side effects of chemical based pesticides.
The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® uses a hazard-ranking system based on the pesticide active ingredient review process developed and used by Thurston County Environmental Health Division. Thurston County rates products based on reviews of the pesticide active ingredients. The reviews include but are not limited to: chemical mobility, persistence, bioaccumulation, non-target wildlife toxicity, human toxicity, carcinogenicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, mutagenicity, and applicator safety. Each of these potential hazards are rated from low to high. Products are then listed based on their known hazards.
As of January 1, 2015, Washington State residents will be able to recycle mercury-containing lights at no charge, through the LightRecycle Washington Program. You can drop lights off at authorized Collection Sites throughout Washington State. Categories of acceptable lights include fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and high intensity discharge lights (HIDs),
- Why Recycle?
- Reducing mercury releases in two steps.
Step 1: Use energy-efficient lighting. Step 2: Recycle your lights.
The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network is an advocacy group dedicated to providing free information and resources to those affected by mesothelioma cancer. They work to spread the awareness of asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Continue reading
Address: 12011 Tejon Street, Suite 700 Westminster, CO 80234
Toll Free: (877) 292-1403
NAHMMA Mission: The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a non-profit, membership-based association of individuals, businesses, government officials, academia, and non-profit organizations dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous components entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities.
To find out when their next conference is, check out their calendar.
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University of Idaho
1031 N Academic Way
Coeur d’Alene ID, 83814
Phone: (208) 292-2540
Stormwater and erosion of soils can complicate life for everyone. If left unmanaged, they threaten water quality, health and safety of the public, and the economy. Continue reading
Address: 1521 N Argonne Rd. Suite C, PMB 250
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
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Aqua Duck “Defender of the Aquifer”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Aqua Duck appearance at your school or community event.
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Address: 1004 N Freya St., Spokane, WA 99202
Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
SVRP Aquifer Protection Area Map
Public Outreach and Education – Solid Waste Kris Major
Water Resources Center – Education
Reanette Boese 509-477-7575 email@example.com
PCB Challenge Poster and PCB information page
Address: 35 W. Main Avenue Suite 300 Spokane, WA 99201
Riverkeeper: Jerry White, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 509-835-5211 Fax: 509-835-3867
Rick Eichstaedt, Center for Justice Executive Director / Riverkeeper Attorney email@example.com
Make a Report: Pollution Hotline – Report Pollution or illicit discharges entering the Spokane River Continue reading
The mission of the Washington Stormwater Center is to protect Washington’s waters through improvements in stormwater management, serving as the central resource in Washington for integrated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) education, permit technical assistance, stormwater management and new technology research, development, and evaluation.
We will help you navigate complexities and challenges to realize the rewards of stormwater management. Our staff provides assistance, information resources, and training on stormwater management. Washington Stormwater Center provides a gateway to research, information and new, innovative, and emerging technologies.
Washington Stormwater has a section of their webpage designated to Spokane County, with information on properly disposing of waste water. The name of the program is Dump Smart.
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