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Spring Cleaning & Poison Prevention

Household review for safety and proper disposal

Spring is here!  It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

Homeowner Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

It’s also Poison Prevention Week ! #Preventpoison #NPPW17

Spring Cleaning Household Hazardous Waste Drop off

It’s a great time of year to go through your home, sheds, garage, basement to clean out & dispose of items properly during Spring Cleaning. Poison prevention week and Spring cleaning go hand in hand for the safety of all, especially children and animals.  You will want to look for items that you no longer use, or don’t like the product, or expired.  Do not throw chemicals away or do not pour them down a drain or sink.  Never flush medications down toilets or drains. Don’t forget electronic waste, please recycle with ERG!

ERG has 2 locations for residential drop off: Livonia, MI & Bowling Green, OH.  Our household hazardous drop off center accepts items & hazardous materials, chemicals, electronics, batteries, light bulbs and medication & medical sharps.  See link below for the full list. Here are some common items to look for and places to purge during your spring cleaning for poison prevention week.

Common items & Places to Purge:

Laundry Room/Basement:

Stain removers, laundry detergents, fabric softener, spray starch, any aerosol cans. old electronics

Under the kitchen sink:

Window cleaner, bleach, multi use cleaners, drain openers, waxes, polishes, furniture products, floor cleaners & waxes, aerosol cans, dishwasher detergents, dish soap, corrosive products, carpet shampoo, carpet stain remover,

Bathroom:

Expired medication, bathroom cleansers, drain openers, expired vitamins or over the counter medication, nail polish, nail polish remover, old make up, electronics, lotions, aerosol cans, hair spray products, hair dye, cold medication, cologne, perfume, room deodorizing spray, sharps, needles (put in a hard, rigid container), contact solution, contact cleaner, old shampoo & conditioner, thermometers

Garage/Shed: 

Oil, antifreeze, waxes, polish, transmission fluid, old gas, engine cleaner, carpet cleaner, spray paint, house paint, paint thinner, varnish, lacquers, adhesives, glues, mineral spirits, grease, any type of insect killer, any type of weed killer, aerosol cans, lubricants, pressurized containers & tanks, fuel

Throughout your home:

Batteries, light bulbs, electronics: cell phones, tv’s, monitors, ipads, tablets, ipod, mp3 players, smoke detectors, printers, computers, laptops

Homeowner Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

See link below for ERG’s homeowner household hazardous waste: accepted items list, prices, and hours at our 2 drop off locations:

Household Hazardous Waste Drop off

Please remember if you are dropping off medical sharps/needles, they must be in a hard, rigid container.

Call or Click for further information 1.855.459.0021       http://www.ergenvironmental.com/