Hazardous Waste Alternatives

A good way to protect water quality and human health is to substitute the hazardous products you use.

Ant Control
Mix 2 Tbsp Boric Acid, 2Tbsp sugar and 1 cup water. Soak paper towels, place on dishes and set out for ants. Pour a line of cream of tartar where ants enter house.

Window Cleaner
  • Use 1/2 cup vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water
  • Use lemon juice and dry soft cloth
  • Use newspaper to dry glass
Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Mix 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/3 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda in a gallon of warm water.

Furniture Polish
Mix 2 parts vegetable oil and 1 part lemon juice. Apply, rub in, wipe clean.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
Clean stains with club soda. Sprinkle cornstarch on rug and vacuum. Use soap based, non-aerosol rug shampoo.

Porcelain Cleaner
Make paste from baking soda and water, apply to stain, let set, rub clean, rinse.