Never flush unused drugs down the toilet or pour them down the sink. Septic systems and sewage treatment plants do not always break down pharmacological drugs, which can cause harm to fish and other wildlife. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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Protect your well by not using pesticides or herbicides around your yard. Keep paints, solvents, oil, and old batteries away from areas where they could leak and contaminate your well. Check with your town about your local household hazardous waste collection days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Read More
By Ed Morin MPBN news story AUGUSTA, Maine — A new program is underway that aims to make paint recycling in Maine more convenient. Under legislation passed in 2013, a program is in place that allows Mainers to drop off unwanted paint at a number of retail paint businesses in the state for recycling at Read More
PaintCare’s program makes paint recycling more convenient PaintCare news release AUGUSTA, ME – (October 1, 2015) – Paint recycling just got easier for all Mainers. PaintCare, a Washington, DC-based product stewardship organization for the paint industry is pleased to announce the start of a new paint recycling program in Maine. The Maine Paint Stewardship Program Read More
The city will begin to assess homes for the paint that has been outlawed since 1978. The Associated Press news story LEWISTON — Maine’s second-largest city is trying to do something about lead paint in its homes. Lewiston City Manager Ed Barrett says the city, along with medical and community organizations, will use federal grants Read More
Kennebec Journal editorial Several years ago, the Wolman Steel site in Waterville — an abandoned industrial facility which turned out to be home to hazardous waste that threatened public health — couldn’t be cleaned up because there was no one to foot the $1.35 million cleanup bill. The soils at Wolman Steel contained toxic PCBs; Read More
By Glen Bolduc,Staff Writer Kennebec Journal news story MANCHESTER — Local homeowners looking to dig deeper into spring cleaning will have a chance Saturday to rid their homes of hazardous chemicals. The town of Manchester will host the area’s annual household hazardous waste collection at the Manchester Municipal Building on Route 17, and residents from Read More