What to do with it when you're done with it
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Cleaning products


Cleaning products


Many commercial cleaners contain corrosive substances such as chlorine bleach and ammonia. You can keep your home clean without using products that harm the environment. If you want to save money, you can mix many of your own cleaners from simple ingredients like vinegar and baking soda.

Alternative environmentally friendly cleaners are also available at several local stores. Peterborough Green-Up Store has a fact sheet on homemade alternative cleaners as well as selling more environmentally friendly cleaners. The safest way to get rid of most toxic cleaning products you already have is to use them up, otherwise they should be disposed of at a Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste site.

Commercial cleaners should be disposed of by dropping them off at the Peterborough City/County Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Depot at 400 Pido Road or the seasonal MHSW sites free of charge. For locations and hours of operation call County of Peterborough Environmental Services at 705-775-2737 or visit www.county.peterborough.on.ca.

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