Other Household Tips

If you have a compost pile, avoid using the garbage disposal as much as possible. Add vegetable scraps to the compost pile; give meat scraps to pets.

Install a faucet aerator on the kitchen tap.

Check for water leaks by turning off all water-using appliances in the house. Read your water meter. Wait 30 minutes and reread the meter. If the meter has changed, you have a leak.

You CAN reduce the amount of junk mail you receive (which is about 1 1/2 trees' worth each year). To do so, send a request that your name be removed from selected lists to:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
6 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Your name will continue to be added to mailing lists as you use your credit cards or make mail order purchases, so this method will be most effective if you send a request to the MPS periodically. Remember, some of the junk mail that comes in can be recycled at the RECYCLE DELAWARE centers (see Recycling).

Household Hazardous Products - Alternatives

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