Environmental Awareness

Many products used in daily home and business activities are considered hazardous and MUST be contained and disposed of legally. Examples include: used crankcase oil, AC coolants, and engine fluids solvents and pool chemicals batteries and electronic hardware paper and plastic packaging herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers medicines and medical packaging   Federal and Florida laws…

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Recommended Practices

Reduce your use of plastic and paper packaging (grocery bags and water bottles), consume less potable water with restrictive shower heads and low volume toilets. Irrigate only when necessary. Use native flora and landscaping near your home. Use energy efficient lighting and AC systems as needed. See more tips at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/green/tips/default.htm. Many animals and birds…

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What Other Resources are Available?

An excellent source of information updated weekly is the Florida Department of Environmental Protection fdep.gov.  The home page lists regulatory plans, public notices, pending legislation, news articles, and educational calendars.  Your local police and fire departments may also have information regarding disposal of waste and amnesty programs.    

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