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Alternatives to Using HHW’s

Cleaning Products

  • Use baking soda as a non-abrasive scouring powder.
  • Use vinegar and water for windows and smooth surfaces.
  • For gleaming wood furniture, use 1 Tbsp. carnauba wax mixed with 2 cups mineral oil, or dissolve 1 Tbsp. lemon oil with 2 cups mineral oil.
  • Boil cinnamon and cloves in water on stove for “potpourri” air freshener.
  • Clean upholstery and carpet stains immediately with cold water or soda water.
  • Open drains clear with rinses of boiling water twice a week.

Lawn and Garden

  • Use peat moss, manure, or fish meal instead of chemical fertilizers.
  • Start a compost pile.
  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn or add them to the compost.
  • Use organic gardening methods.
  • Pull weeds instead of using chemicals.
  • Cover the garden in the fall with plastic to discourage weed germination.

Paints and Solvents

  • Use water-based paints whenever possible; they don’t require thinners or solvents.
  • Use leftover paint as primer.
  • Share leftover paint with others.

Look for products bearing this logo. It indicates a product has been found to be environmentally acceptable.  Click here to visit the Environmental Choice website.

Follow this link for further information on HHW alternatives.