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Green Cleaning & Safer Choices

Green Cleaning & Safer Choices

On average, each home contains 3-10 gallons of HHW. While some chemicals are necessary for certain jobs, others can be substituted with greener methods. If you do utilize chemicals where a green alternative is not available, please check out the EPA’s Safer Choices database.


Make the house sparkle by avoiding chemicals and artificial fragrances when cleaning
Try the following:
    • Want a fresh smell in your house? Place coffee grounds on a cookie sheet and into an oven at 250°F for 20 minutes.
    • Search “Stove top potpourri” on the internet and find a recipe that correlates to your smell preference.
    • Listed are a few “green” cleaning methods:
All-purpose cleaner
2 cups water, 2 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup lemon juice  
Furniture polish
Olive oil ot almond oil  
Linoleum floor cleaner
1 cup white vinegar plus 2 gallons water  
Toilet bowl cleaner
Baking soda or borax or soak with while vinegar  
Tub & tile cleaner
Use vinegar (full strength) on a sponge. then use baking soda as a scouring powder. Rinse well.  
Wine stain removal
Water or rubbing alcohol  

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