Spring cleaning tips

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Sound Bend city councilwoman Valerie Schey is urging residents to be cautious when cleaning out their homes. She says there are hazardous materials you should not throw in with regular trash.

Councilwoman Schey posted

this list online

urging everyone to pay attention to it while Spring cleaning.

"I wanted to make our residents aware of this because we certainly want to encourage our residents to do proper disposal of those hazardous wastes," says Schey.

"We just got rid of a bunch of junk from the side of the garage," says Tonya Lange, a South Bend Resident.

There are some things you can't just throw in with regular trash. Some examples are paints, paint thinners, pesticides, and batteries.

These can all damage the environment when disposed of incorrectly.


"Ultimately if we are putting those in the trash then it goes to the landfill then ultimately ends up in our soil and our drinking water," says Schey.


For information on a hazardous waste disposal sites,

click here


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