Protecting The Environment

Following are some general suggestions to help you protect the environment before, during and after your move


  • Sweep instead of hosing down driveways
  • Use sand or kitty litter instead of salt on icy sidewalks
  • Minimize paved surfaces on property and retain as much vegetation and rural wetlands as possible
  • Use water-based products rather than solvent-based
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides – use mulch and organic fertilizers instead.
  • Mow lawn frequently to increase grass shoot density


  • Rinse disposable diapers before throwing them away
  • Turn off the water while brushing teeth
  • Recycle cardboard boxes
  • Use phosphate-free laundry detergent
  • Recycle whenever possible

Automobile & Traveling

  • Keep your car tuned
  • Recycle and dispose of oil safely
  • Wash your car on grass
  • Don’t litter


Non-hazardous and non-recyclable
Call the Solid Waste Division in your county for disposal instructions and transfer stations in your area.

Recyclable Material
Aluminum cans, papers, appliances
Call the Solid Waste Division/Recycling in your county for instructions.

Hazardous Wastes
Paints, oil, pesticides, dyes, coolants. Call the Solid Waste Division/Hazardous Wastes in your county for instructions.