April 2022

In this issue of Spotlight, we are shining a light on a danger many of us have lurking in our homes that we may not even be even aware of – household hazardous waste (HHW). We are sharing a series of articles about how to identify HHW in your home and tips on how to safely dispose of it. We are also providing ideas on ways we can all reduce our reliance on potentially hazardous products. As a bonus, we are providing a Toolkit for teams who wish to coordinate clean up activities in their offices.

Many of us have been watching the news from Ukraine and feeling heartbroken and helpless. Our friends at Paul Davis have set up two easy ways to help. Read below for ideas on how you can help Ukrainians impacted by the Russian conflict.

Introduction to Household Hazardous Waste

Introduction to Household Hazardous Waste

Did you know the average US household generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste (HHW) a year with as much as 100 pounds accumulating in the home? Hazardous waste is a form of waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on our health or the environment. It is waste that can catch fire, react or explode under certain circumstances or that is corrosive or toxic. Many of us have HHW in our homes and don’t know how to manage it. Proper and safe disposal of HHW is not only important for our environment, but also for our own health and safety

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How to Host a HHW Clean Up Event

How to Host a HHW Clean Up Event

Hosting a coordinated HHW clean up event for your team members is a great way to encourage safe disposal of potentially hazardous materials.

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Easy Ways to Dispose of or Recycle Common Potentially Hazardous Materials in Your Home

Easy Ways to Dispose of or Recycle Common Potentially Hazardous Materials in Your Home

Depending upon your location, your municipal waste provider may not offer household hazardous waste (HHW) services in your area. Managing HHW can be expensive for waste providers, and some HHW can be safely disposed of by residents if proper steps are taken first. One of the most common forms of HHW is paint. Fortunately, this is also one of the easiest ones to safely dispose of yourself.

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Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Commonly Used and Toxic Products

Eco-Friendly Alternatives for Commonly Used and Toxic Products

Many of the toxic products in our homes can be safely made ourselves, with ingredients we already have in our homes. In addition to being eco-friendly, they are also wallet friendly.  

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Take the Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Challenge

Take the Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Challenge

As part of your annual spring cleaning, we encourage you to consider ridding yourself of hazardous waste in your home. Doing so will not only help keep your family safer, you will also be helping the environment AND you could win fun #FirstServeOthers merchandise!

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Paul Davis Helps Ukraine – and So Can You

Paul Davis Helps Ukraine – and So Can You

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has displaced millions of Ukrainians, creating a global humanitarian crisis. There are many ways to help those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine. Paul Davis is helping by promoting several ways to help those impacted,

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Common Household Hazards and How You Can Keep Your Family Safe

Common Household Hazards and How You Can Keep Your Family Safe

Did you know the average US household generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste (HHW) a year with as much as 100 pounds accumulating in the home? Hazardous waste is a form of waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on our health or the environment. It is waste that can catch fire, react or explode under certain circumstances or that is corrosive or toxic. Many of us have HHW in our homes and don’t know how to manage it. Proper and safe disposal of HHW is not only important for our environment, but also for our own health and safety.

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Coming Soon: First Summer of Service

Coming Soon: First Summer of Service

We are excited to launch a summer-long organization-wide Social Purpose initiative — our First Summer of Service. From June – September we are challenging all of our team members to participate in an activity of their choice that fulfills our collective mission to #FirstServeOthers.

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