Flood victims advised to separate wastesTo minimize the impact to the environment and to better control the cleanup costs, please separate your waste.
As you clean up after the flood, please protect yourself by wearing waterproof gloves and by washing up with soap afterwards.
To minimize the impact to the environment and to better control the cleanup costs,
please separate your waste into five piles as listed below.
1. Large Appliances
Refrigerators, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces, washing machines, clothes dryers.
Televisions, computers and monitors.
3. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Note: Please put any leaking containers of HHW in a plastic bag or tub. Do not mix wastes. Keep labels with products or write the name on the container so wastes can be identified and safely handled.
Automotive products, such as gas, oil, antifreeze, and parts cleaners
Household cleaners, such as bleach, ammonia, oven cleaners, toilet cleaners and kitchen cleaners
Mercury-containing items, such as thermometers, thermostats and fluorescent light bulbs
Paints and solvents, such as oil or latex paints, stains, thinners, spray paints, acetone, xylene and toluene
Lawn products, including fertilizers and pesticides (such as fungicides, insecticides and herbicides)
Other items that you think should not go into the regular trash, such as gas cylinders, batteries, swimming pool chemicals
4. Demolition and Solid Waste
Plasterboard (such as Sheetrock), wallboard, wood, pipes, wiring, shingles, cement, insulation, lumber, window glass, carpet left in the building, any part of the building structure, lamps, furniture, mattresses, bedding, clothing, books, magazines, papers, cardboard, small appliances, cookware and dishes, carpet removed from the building, and any asbestos-containing waste
5. Food Waste Household garbage, food