by Jordyn Gehue, MCG

* Additionally we collected one barrel of small propane cylinders, three fire extinguishers, and 410L of motor oil.

Household Hazardous Waste is any unused household products that contain ingredients which are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or reactive. Some everyday examples of these products are household cleaners, paint, batteries, solvents, motor oil, used kitchen oil and grease, expired medicine, and aerosol containers (hairspray, Pam, Cool Whip). For a list of other examples, please contact the Mi’kmawey Green Communities team via our social media or phone number listed at the end of this article.

When we improperly dispose of these products by pouring them down our drains, toilets, into our garbage, or onto our land, we risk harming the environment and life around us. Corrosive materials can eat away at metals and other materials like drain pipes, causing leaks and damage. Our ground and water i ...

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