Don’t throw your household hazardous products down the toilet, sink, yard or stormdrain! Removing hazardous wastes that have been poured down the drains in your house costs everyone more money. Pouring hazardous products down the stormdrain or in your yard sends the hazardous products to the Napa River, contaminating our streams and wetlands on the way – it’s also illegal and may result in fines!
Follow the links below to find out how to dispose of household products in ways that won’t pollute our water!
Looking for some less toxic products to do the job? Choosing less toxic products is a great way to decrease the impact on our wastewater treatment system and on our environment, often competitively priced with traditional products. Check out the suggestions at these sites:
It's no exaggeration that we live, work, and play in a watershed that flows to the Bay. When grease is poured down sinks, it can solidify and cause sewer backups into houses or onto streets. Raw sewage can enter storm drains, creeks and the Napa River, all of which is sure to harm wildlife. Please don't dispose of used cooking oil or grease down the drain.
- Wipe out pots and pans with a paper towel before doing dishes.
- Pour small amounts of cooking grease into a sealed container and place that container in the garbage.
- Large amounts of used cooking oil (up to 10 gallons,) including turkey fryer grease, should be contained and recycled through Recology American Canyon.