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  • Purchase energy efficient appliances
  • Turn off lights  and fans when you leave a room
  • Use a clothesline to dry clothes
  • Turn down the temperature on your hot water heater
  • Use compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Walk, carpool or ride your bike when possible
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  • Fix leaking faucents and toilets
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth
  • Install a low flow toilet
  • Only run the dishwasher or clothes washer with full loads
  • Do not use a timer to irrigate your lawn.  Water only when needed.
  • Use a broom to clean up your sidewalk or driveway instead of a garden hose.

  • Choose durable, reusable goods (for example, don't buy disposable razors, use razors that have replacement blades)
  • Compost yard wastes and non-meat kitchen scraps
  • Use cloth napkins
  • Wrap gifts in cartoons or old maps
  • Use rechargable batteries
  • Bring your own shopping bag to the mall or grocery store
  • Repair, sell or donated goods when you no longer need them
  • Buy products made out of recycled materials
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  • If you change your own oil, recycle the used oil at a service station or recycling center. Many landfills also accept used oil for recycling.
  •  Baking soda and water insted of ammonia-based all-purpose cleaners.
  • 1/4 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup vinegar instead of comercial drain cleaner
  • Use non-toxic glue and water-based markers for your arts and crafts projects.
  • Use a baking soda paste as a general stain remover. Rub chalk on grease stains prior to washing. Apply butter or margarine to chocolate stains, let set at least 15 minutes and wash.
  • Use cedar blocks or chips instead of moth balls.
  • Use red chili pepper, paprika, or dried peppermint to repel ants.
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    For additional information about waste prevention, go to the Waste Regulation site. 

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