Alternative Cleaning Solutions

Line the bottom of the oven with foil. Wipe oven with a dampened vinegar water cloth to retard grease. Vinegar and water make an excellent substitute for glass cleaner. 1 4 cup vinegar, 1 quart of water. Baking soda can be used as a freshening agent as well as for scouring. Pour 4 cup vinegar and lA cup baking soda down the drain and let it stand for 15 - 20 minutes. Follow up by flushing with boiling water. You may have to repeat for stubborn clogs in the drain. For an all-purpose cleaner mix...

Appendix

Listings below serve as examples and are not meant to be a complete listing of services. Service companies are subject to change without notice. Consult provincial telephone directories and media advertising for local and provincial services. The Department has no direct control over the extent or level of services provided by listed companies and agencies. ANIMAL PRODUCTS Supplies of lime and hydrated lime may be obtained from Canadian Tire Stores, Home Hardware, Kent and other building supply...

Components

The nature of sewage and sewage sludge depends on the treatment process and on the source of the sewage. Sewage sludge can contain organic and inorganic matter, bacteria and viruses, oil and grease, nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, heavy metals and organochlorines. Sources of sewage and sewage sludge are (1) Sewage treatment plant and digester systems (2) Domestic and commercial septic tanks (3) Spillages and various commercial processing facilities

DONTs

Catch basins and floor drains are part of storm drain systems which lead to water bodies. Do Store antifreeze in containers that are clearly marked and sealed. Storage areas should be secured to limit or prevent access by children. Don't leave unattended near children or pets. Antifreeze has a sweet taste and is potentially fatal if consumed. contamination when servicing your car.

Environmental Effects

Mercury in the waste stream is of particular concern because bacteria which are vital to the wastewater treatment process can methylate the available mercury. Methyl mercury bioaccumulates and is more toxic to humans and wildlife than inorganic mercury. Mercury levels increase in the aquatic food chain resulting in elevated levels of mercury in fish and in humans who consume these fish. Mercury - contaminated fish eaten by women may affect fetal development and depending on the amount of...

Health And Environmental Effects

Any incident involving gas and oil spills, or leaks, should be reported immediately. The spill product should be contained in order to minimize adverse impact to human health and environment. Petroleum contaminated soil can release toxic hydrocarbons to surface waters and groundwater aquifers. People can be exposed to these materials by ingestion of contaminated water, and plants which may adsorb absorb to petroleum products. Once in groundwater and sewer systems noxious fumes may enter...

Health Effects

Propane contains a foul smelling, warning agent. The odor is certainly distinguishable but the ability of people to detect it varies. This is a concern as propane vapor has greater affinity to the blood than does oxygen. The lack of oxygen intake may cause dizziness, loss of coordination, weakness, fatigue, mental confusion, blurred vision, convulsions, coma and death. Undetected propane leaks in a confined area can pose a serious health and explosion hazard. Skin exposure to the vaporizing...

Labrador Region

Happy-Valley Goose Bay L'Anse au Loup HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS Small amounts of water soluble household cleaners may be poured down the sink. If the cleaner is considered hazardous it should be stored for collection during household hazardous waste days. Refer to the template for alternatives to household cleaners. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Refer to the template for alternatives to landfilling articles of clothing, small appliances, toys & games, sports equipment and compact discs. MERCURY Mercury is a...

Legislation

Environmental legislation prohibits the discharge of sewage sewage sludge and sets limits for discharge under environmental regulations and policy guidelines. Licensing provides for the collection, handling, transport, storage, treatment, and disposal of sewage wastes in an environmentally acceptable manner. Landfill disposal of sludge is restricted in certain areas. Always contact a licensed collector to drain septic tanks, and contact municipalities to find out about acceptable disposal...

Recycling Opportunities

Some waste management and industrial service companies provide glycol collection services. Collected glycols are treated and recycled by these service companies Crosbie Industrial Services Limited St. John's 722 - 8212 782 - 2003 Crosbie Industrial Services Limited Pasadena 686 - 5665 Pardy's Waste Management and Industrial Services Pasadena 686 - 2012 DISPOSAL Household hazardous waste days provide consumers an opportunity for disposal recycling of such waste. Multi Material Stewardship Board...

USES

Prescribed by optometrists, eyeglasses correct vision. Over time a persons prescription will change and their eyeglasses will no longer be useful. The old eyeglasses should not be thrown in the garbage as they could be the perfect gift for a person in need. Lions Clubs across the province and the CNIB collect used eyeglasses and send them to third world countries. In developing countries, an eye exam can cost up to one month's wages. Collected eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired and measured to...

For more information Contact Department of Environment Rechargeable Batter Recycling CorpRBRC

Http www.gov.nf.ca env http www.rbrc.org rbrc 16 Northumberland Toronto, ON M6H 1P7 Used hard cover & paperback books of all kinds textbooks, novels, encyclopedias, magazines, comics, etc. Your trash may be somebody else's treasure and this is usually the case with books. Some people are collectors, some are avid readers and browsers, while others chose to buy and resell used printed material. Printed materials may even be used as raw materials for art works and projects. Whatever the case,...

Facts Figures

Steel may be recycled over and over again without losing its unique qualities. Magnetic separation makes steel one of the easiest and economic materials to recycle. Tin cans are actually 99 steel, with a thin layer of tin added to prevent rusting. Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74 of the energy used to produce them from raw materials. 75 of a vehicle by weight is recyclable. There is enough steel and iron discarded to continuously supply all the nations autoworkers. Working auto parts can...

Health Environmental Effects

Many metals are alloys, meaning they are mixtures of different metals or elements. Some of the metals associated with these alloys are generally not in a form that is dangerous. However, fumes released, for example by melting or welding of some metals may pose a health hazard. Metals should not be dumped in waterbodies as they oxidize and contaminate the water. Metals pose a physical hazard to both humans and wildlife. Recycling metals is the best option available to save raw materials,...

The Composting Council Of Canada

Composting is natures way of recycling. Composting decomposes and transforms organic material such as food scraps, leaves and yard trimmings, paper, wood, manures, and the remains of agriculture crops, into a soil-like product called humus. The composting process uses micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi to break down the organic materials. For the process to work best it is important for the micro-organisms to have a continuous supply of food, water and oxygen. Managing the temperature...

How To Know When The Compost Is Ready

The composting process can take from 2 months to 2 years, depending on the material used and the effort involved. To speed up the process, the pile should be a balance between wet and dry material, it should also be turned frequently and the waste should be shredded or in small pieces. Compost is ready to be used when it is dark in color, crumbly and has an earthy smell. You can shift the compost to eliminate material which has not yet finished composting. Return this back into the pile to...

Solutions To Correct Situations That Might Occur

If the pile does not reduce in size or generate heat, composting may need a boost. If the pile is dry, add water and mix thoroughly. If the pile is wet and muddy, spread it in the sun and add dry material. If the center of the pile is damp and warm, but the rest is cold, the pile may be too small. Try to keep your composter as full as possible. Mix new with old, dry with wet, breaking up mats and clumps. If the pile is sweet smelling but not heating, it may need nitrogen. Add grass clippings,...

Helpful Hints

Weeds and trimmings should be shredded because the composting process works best when the organic pieces are small. Don't add thick layers of any kind of waste. Grass should not be more than 6 cm deep, leaves up to 15 cm deep (cut or chop or dry and crumble them). If you can, let grass dry first or mix it with dry, coarse material such as leaves to prevent compacting. The composter contents should be moist like a wrung-out sponge. If the contents are too dry, it will take overly long to...

Multi Material Stewardship Board MMSB Evergreen Recycling

Http www.mmsb.nf.ca default.htm green.htm Beverage, food and non - food bottles. Beverage, food and non - food bottles and containers. Fluorescent light ballasts (before 1980) Capacitors and electric fuses Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are stable synthetic chemical compounds that are fire - resistant, do not conduct electricity, and have low volatility at temperatures below 40oC. These properties make them effective for industrial applications. They are principally used as a safe and...

Getting Started

Turn the soil in the location where the composter will be. 2. After placing the composter, cover the floor of it with a layer of small branches. This will allow for air movement and drainage. 3. Alternate wet (e.g. kitchen scraps) and dry (e.g. yard material) waste. 4. If available, add some finished compost, garden soil or a compost starter (available at most garden centres) to the pile. This helps to speed up the start of the composting process.

Air Conditioning Refrigeration Contractors

Drive 36 Paddy DobbinDr. Avalon Steamatic Ltd. Baker's Refrigeration amp Heating Bennett's Refrigeration amp Air Conditioning Black amp McDonald Cimco Refrigeration C amp J Sheet Metal Keep Cool Refrigeration amp Air Conditioning Limited Kool - Rite Refrigeration 9 Mullock Provincial Refrigeration Ltd. 23 Rhodora Whitten Agencies Limited 28 Eastview Cr 726 - 0220 753 - 3377 738 - 2988 747 - 1406 754 - 6180 726 - 7997 726 - 6300 576 - 2130 364 - 3498 364 - 3506 726 - 7761

Organizations Which Accept Donations They may provide receipts for tax purposes

Computers for Schools 152 Water Street 739 - 3806 The uses are variable, depending on the ailment or sickness. Ingestion Although most expired prescriptions lose effectiveness as they expire, some do not. Some medications are also toxic after a certain length of time. The safest route is to NOT take any medications which are expired. Prescriptions are meant only for the person whose name is on the label. Do not give them to anyone else. Doctors prescribe them based on your specific medical...

Furniture

Sofas, Tables, Bookshelves, Beds, Futons, Chairs, Desks, etc. Furniture is often thrown into the landfill when a homeowner moves away or makes new purchases. There are many people that could make use of this old furniture. Students are usually on a tight budget and frequently visit used furniture stores looking for a bargain. Many people cannot afford to buy new furniture and often they go without such luxuries. There are many charitable foundations who will help these people in need by...

Petroleum Contaminated Soil Treatment Facilities

PLASTICS There are many Green Depots located across the province which accept all types of plastics for recycling. See Green Depot listings in this appendix under 'G'. POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS PCB'S PCB's are regulated chemicals under Federal and Provincial legislation. Disposal is restricted. Storage sites and treatment systems and facilities are licensed by the Province.

Provincial Department of EnvironmentDOE

i Telephone 7G9 729 - 2555 Water - based and Oil - based Paints amp Coatings Paint in houses built before 1978 may contain heavy metals such as lead and or PCB's. Oil based paints, stains and urethanes are classified as flammable due to ignitability. They are volatile and produce noxious toxic fumes when ignited. Latex paints do not require solvents and thinners but may still pose a hazard to the environment. Small amounts of latex paint may be handled as non-hazardous waste Paint, paint...

Sewage Sludge Collection and Transport Services

Cambellton 261 - 2785 Septic Tank Pumper Service Portugal Cove 895 - 2407 Septic Tank Pumping Service Marystown 279 - 2352 Smithy's Septic Pumping Bishop Falls 258 - 7227 Western Trading Ltd. Pasadena 686 - 2225 SOLVENTS Solvents are flammable, combustible and or toxic. Local household hazardous waste day events provide an option for homeowners to properly dispose of waste surplus solvents. USED OIL AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS Landfill disposal is restricted for most areas...

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF Animal Waste Antifreeze Dry Lead - Expired Fish Household Household Musical Ozone depleting Substances Paints and Paint Chips Petroleum Contaminated Printer Propane Sewage and Sewage Used Oil and Associated Used Oil Wood Waste reduction, recycling and reuse the 3 R's form one of the baseline principles in the improved management of waste in the Province. The guide provides the public, stakeholders and government agencies an index of waste items or groups which leads the user to...

Certified PCB Transporters

Cougar Engineering amp Construction Edward Collins Contracting Limited Island Waste Management Mac's Enterprises Limited NF amp Labrador Hydro Servco Environmental Titan Waste Management 1990 Limited PRINTER CARTRIDGES Consult local listing for suppliers of cartridges and inquire about return and recycling services that may be provided. PROPANE TANKS Companies and service outlets that provide propane can advise on refit, revalve and recycling services provided. SEWAGE AND SEWAGE SLUDGES Septic...

Registered Asbestos Abatement Contractors

Exploits Welding and Machine Shop Ltd. G.T.C. Safety Training amp Consulting Services Giant Constuction Greens Asbestos Removal amp Waste Disposal Guild Construction Specialities Ltd. Grand Falls-Windsor Grand Falls-Windsor Marystown Corner Brook Bell Island Goulds Provincial Environmental Services Limited All- Tech Environmental Services Ltd. Dry cell batteries Landfill is the only present option. Refer to template. Lead - acid batteries Retailers which sell the batteries will accept old ones...