Safety Corner: Spring Cleaning
By Dan Oonk
Warmer weather is approaching, and Spring is right around the corner! With that said, it’s a good time to review how to stay safe while doing some Spring cleaning. Here are some tips to safely clean your home this Spring:
Spring cleaning is also a time to get rid of items such as old medications and electronics. It’s important to dispose of these items safely.
For old medications, the FDA states, “the best way to dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines is through a drug take back program.” Check with your local pharmacy or town hall for any upcoming disposal programs.
For old electronics, try recycling instead of throwing them in the trash! Retail stores and local recycling centers will accept your old electronics through recycling and trade-in programs. Contact your local government or electronics store for more information on where and when you can bring in these items to dispose of them properly.
Enjoy the warmer weather and stay safe this Spring!