Protecting The Environment

Following are some general suggestions to help you protect the environment before, during and after your move


  • Sweep instead of hosing down driveways.
  • Use sand or kitty litter instead of salt on icy sidewalks.
  • Minimize paved surfaces on property and retain as much vegetation and rural wetlands as possible.
  • Use water-based products rather than solvent-based.
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides - use mulch and organic fertilizers instead.
  • Mow lawn frequently to increase grass shoot density.


  • Rinse disposable diapers before throwing them away.
  • Turn off the water while brushing teeth.
  • Recycle cardboard boxes.
  • Use phosphate-free laundry detergent.
  • Recycle whenever possible.

Automobile & Traveling

  • Keep your car tuned.
  • Recycle and dispose of oil safely.
  • Wash your car on grass.
  • Don't litter.


  • Non-hazardous and non-recyclable.
  • Call the Solid Waste Division in your county for disposal instructions and transfer stations in your area.

Recyclable Material

  • Aluminum cans, papers, appliances.
  • Call the Solid Waste Division/Recycling in your county for instructions.

Hazardous Wastes

  • Paints, oil, pesticides, dyes, coolants.
  • Call the Solid Waste Division/Hazardous Wastes in your county for instructions.
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