​Pets & Household Wastes

​Please pick up after your pet and properly dispose of household waste!

Did you know pet waste is an environmental pollutant? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) places it in the same category as herbicides and insecticides; oil, grease, and toxic chemicals; and acid drainage from abandoned mines. The decay of your pet's waste creates nutrients for weeds and algae in the waterways.

Also, the various products used around the house can become environmental pollutants. These pollutants are generally known as Household Wastes and can be broken down into six broad categories: 

  1. Household cleaners
  2. Paints and solvents 
  3. Health and beauty aids 
  4. Lawn and garden care
  5. Automotive products
  6. Pool chemicals. 

By practicing easy-to-learn household habits, homeowners can keep these common pollutants out of our lakes, rivers, and streams. 

For more information on proper disposal options, please click here.