Metro Recycling Information
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You can choose to use less-toxic products in your home and garden.
Select safer alternative products whenever you can. You'll save yourself a trip to a hazardous waste facility to dispose of toxic trash and protect the health and safety of your family. Call Metro Recycling Information for free publications and information about alternatives to toxic home and garden products.
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Learn to grow your garden without toxic pesticides. Plus, find out how to provide a healthy habitat for wildlife while discouraging pests...More
Check your inventory before buying new products. If you need to buy products that are hazardous, buy only what you will be able to use in a reasonable period of time, and store them securely.
One exception: please don't give away old pesticides. They generally lose their effectiveness after two years, and old pesticides often contain chemicals that are now banned (e.g., DDT, Kelthane, chlorpyrifos).
Metro’s Grow Smart, Grow Safe guide is now a searchable interactive directory, too. Discover the least hazardous products and practices for a healthy, productive garden and a safer yard.
With a little planning and inspiration, you can create a home that balances beauty and comfort with sustainable resource use and environmental health. Get ideas, practices and resources.
Enjoy high quality and low prices with Metro's 100 percent recycled latex paint, made in Portland, Ore., since 1992.
Wondering which home and garden products are hazardous and what to do with them? Metro has two drop-off centers to take your hazardous waste.