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""It's All Connected - Products That Pollute" - Adult Educational Program   
This program is designed to educate adults about the proper handling and disposal of household hazardous waste.  The term "household hazardous waste" may sound unfamiliar, but its contents are well-known and commonly found in homes in the form of used motor oil, antifreeze, oil-based paint, vehicle batteries, pesticides, left over cleaning products, etc.  The improper use or disposal of these products can harm the environmental and public health.

"It's All Connected - Products that Pollute" is available to local community groups and service organizations that wish to provide members an educational program with an environmental message.  The program is presented by Solid Waste Division staff and the length of the presentation is flexible to fit the group's time needs.  To schedule this program or receive more information please contact us.

Program Objectives - Desired Learning Outcomes:
1.  Educate participants about the identification, proper handling, and disposal of household hazardous waste - the unusable or unwanted portion of a product that contains volatile chemicals.
2.  Provide information about alternative products that can be used to reduce toxicity in the home.
3.  Provide instructions for latex paint disposal.
4.  Provide information about the safe disposal of hazardous products via the Walworth County Clean Sweep program, or other collection opportunities.

Resource Library
The Solid Waste Division resource library contains over 100 educational videos, DVD's, activity guides, and curricula related to recycling, waste reduction, composting and other solid waste management topics.  The library includes resources for students of all ages - from preschool through adult.  Several resources have been designed to help students develop critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.

A directory describing all of the items in the resource library is available free upon request.  The directory also provides a listing of environmental friendly organizations, and several interesting facts and trivia related to solid waste and the materials we commonly recycle.  Library resources may be used free-of-charge, and can be reserved or previewed by contacting Solid Waste Division Staff.  To receive a free directory, or to request more information, please contact us.


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