Category Archives: Hazardous Waste & Toxic Reduction

Livin’ Green in 2013: New Year’s Resolutions That Make A Difference

While your making your New Year’s resolutions in your personal and professional life.  Keep the environment in mind! Here are some green tips to help save the planet that can also help you save on your pocketbook! •Buy local, fresh,

Livin’ Green in 2013: New Year’s Resolutions That Make A Difference

While your making your New Year’s resolutions in your personal and professional life.  Keep the environment in mind! Here are some green tips to help save the planet that can also help you save on your pocketbook! •Buy local, fresh,

Only Rain Down the Drain: 10 Great Stormwater Tips Around the House & Office

When it Rains…it gets into the Drain!  10 Great Stormwater Tips to be mindful of that help preserve and protect the environment! 1.  Never dump anything down a storm drain or drainage ditch.  The storm drain system conveys storm water

Only Rain Down the Drain: 10 Great Stormwater Tips Around the House & Office

When it Rains…it gets into the Drain!  10 Great Stormwater Tips to be mindful of that help preserve and protect the environment! 1.  Never dump anything down a storm drain or drainage ditch.  The storm drain system conveys storm water

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Green Ideas for washing your car at home

By Christine Wied When it is time to wash your car or recreational vehicle, the “greenest” or sustainable choice is a self or full-service car wash where the wastewater is collected and treated. If you employ a mobile car washing

TIPS FROM THE EXPERT: Green Ideas for washing your car at home

By Christine Wied When it is time to wash your car or recreational vehicle, the “greenest” or sustainable choice is a self or full-service car wash where the wastewater is collected and treated. If you employ a mobile car washing

Safe & Easy Ways To Dispose of Toxic Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have any of these items you’d like to safely dispose of? Batteries (auto & household) Aerosol Cans Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) Paint Motor oil and filters Gasoline Pesticides and fertilizers Paint thinners and lacquer

Safe & Easy Ways To Dispose of Toxic Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have any of these items you’d like to safely dispose of? Batteries (auto & household) Aerosol Cans Fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) Paint Motor oil and filters Gasoline Pesticides and fertilizers Paint thinners and lacquer

Tips From The Expert: Poison Prevention & Proper Use of Toxic Materials

    By Christine Wied March 18-24 is the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week. Every 13 seconds, U.S. Poison Control Centers (PCC) receive a call about someone exposed to poison. Forty percent of the calls involve a child

Tips From The Expert: Poison Prevention & Proper Use of Toxic Materials

    By Christine Wied March 18-24 is the 50th anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week. Every 13 seconds, U.S. Poison Control Centers (PCC) receive a call about someone exposed to poison. Forty percent of the calls involve a child

No FOG (Fats, Oils or Grease down the drain!)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFtPYs3f0uQ] Protect your pipes & laterals – NEVER put fats, oils or grease down the drain. WATCH the VIDEO to find out more and how you can save and conserve!

No FOG (Fats, Oils or Grease down the drain!)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFtPYs3f0uQ] Protect your pipes & laterals – NEVER put fats, oils or grease down the drain. WATCH the VIDEO to find out more and how you can save and conserve!

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events

City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQG’s) are encouraged to visit the monthly FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events and take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of HHW items properly — and avoid the risks associated with

FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events

City of Ventura residents and small businesses (CESQG’s) are encouraged to visit the monthly FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events and take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of HHW items properly — and avoid the risks associated with

Smoke Detector Disposal

  No Smoke Detectors in the trash nor are the accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Events – RETURN TO MANUFACTURER FOR PROPER DISPOSAL Check your smoke detector on a regular basis. The life span of a detector is about ten

Smoke Detector Disposal

  No Smoke Detectors in the trash nor are the accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Events – RETURN TO MANUFACTURER FOR PROPER DISPOSAL Check your smoke detector on a regular basis. The life span of a detector is about ten

Medication Disposal – No Drugs down the drain, sink or toilet!

NO Unused or Expired Medications down the drain! Bring your unused or expired medication for safe disposal to: Ventura Police Department, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura or Westside Resources Center, 110 N. Olive Street, Unit K, Ventura Narcotics, over-the counter and

Medication Disposal – No Drugs down the drain, sink or toilet!

NO Unused or Expired Medications down the drain! Bring your unused or expired medication for safe disposal to: Ventura Police Department, 1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura or Westside Resources Center, 110 N. Olive Street, Unit K, Ventura Narcotics, over-the counter and

Recycling Paint

Latex Paint Collection A waste characterization study conducted by Ventura in 1998 determined that over 110 tons of paint was being discarded in the trash each year. Since this study, the City has established two used paint collection centers and

Recycling Paint

Latex Paint Collection A waste characterization study conducted by Ventura in 1998 determined that over 110 tons of paint was being discarded in the trash each year. Since this study, the City has established two used paint collection centers and