Hazardous Materials

  • Be aware that many chemicals found around the home are toxic. Select less-toxic alternatives, or better yet, use non-toxic substitutes wherever possible.
  • Never pour unwanted chemicals down the drain; contact Lane County's Household Hazardous Waste Program for disposal options.
  • Buy chemicals only in the amount you plan to use.

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Buy only what you need and find ways to get by with less.
  • Buy at thrift stores and garage sales.
  • Rent, borrow or share items not often used.
  • Donate used items to charity or thrift organizations.

Waste Prevention

  • Take your own cloth bags or used paper bags for groceries.
  • Request “No bag please” for small purchases.
  • Maintain a compost pile or worm bin for food scraps and yard debris.
  • Use rechargeable batteries.
  • Purchase reusable products with post-consumer recycled content.