You Can Help – Hazardous Waste

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We must also be mindful not to improperly dispose of hazardous materials which can increase the burden wastewater systems.

  • Use non-phosphate laundry detergents. Phosphates that come from wastewater may overstimulate plant growth in the water and deplete oxygen levels needed by fish.
  • Purchase non-toxic cleaning products.
  • Read and follow the directions on labels carefully.
  • Safely dispose of household hazardous materials at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s scheduled drop off days. Never dump anything, especially hazardous materials, down a storm drain because they flow untreated, directly into our waterways.