Wastewater carries pollutants from everyday activities like cooking, gardening, maintaining your car, and even spring-cleaning your garage and medicine cabinet. Because of this, it is critical to prevent pollution at the source, and making the switch to safer, environmentally friendly cleaning products is simple.
With the recipes and tips below, you can make cleaning products using basic ingredients like baking soda and lemon juice.
The harsh chemicals found in fertilizers and root killers can contaminate our groundwater. Children and pets can also be adversely affected by the use of these weed-killing products. Safer options to keep your gander growing are available below.
Start a back yard compost pile or worm bin . . . Call the Monterey Regional Waste Management District at (831) 384-5313 to learn how to get started
Use organic amendments such as peat moss, blood meal, bone meal, horn and hoof meal, manure, fish emulsion, and seaweed
Do not use toxic copper sulfate-based root killers, use a plumber’s "snake" instead
Repair or replace lateral sewer lines to prevent root entry