Category : Toxic Chemicals

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable opportunity for the community by collecting unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Normally, prescription drugs can only…

2 Comments / 174 View / April 24, 2017

Drug Take Back Day is October 22

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable opportunity for the community by collecting unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People often ask how they should dispose…

0 Comments / 46 View / October 14, 2016

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Alternatives to Rodent Poison

When residents have unwanted rodents on their property, poison is often their go-to solution. But most people don’t realize the danger this choice poses not only to children and pets, but also to wildlife. As outlined in a Green Scene blog post…

3 Comments / 597 View / August 4, 2016

Eliminating Weeds Without Toxic Chemicals

You can manage unsightly weeds in your landscaped areas and gardens and avoid using chemicals that are unsafe for our health, wildlife and the environment. Any pesticide or weed killer that you spray on your landscaping can end up in…

0 Comments / 127 View / July 7, 2016

Battery Dangers

The widespread use of batteries is an unavoidable part of our everyday lives — almost everything we use seems to require them.  Batteries need special handling at all times, as they are classified as hazardous waste and are potentially dangerous. It is…

0 Comments / 115 View / May 19, 2016

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable resource to the community by setting up disposal bins for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People often ask how…

0 Comments / 71 View / April 7, 2016

Recycle Nail Polish on April 3

Did you know throwing old or unwanted nail polish in  your trash can might be harming the environment?  Most nail polishes contain Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin that is toxic to all living organisms. DBP (dibutyl phthalate) is highly toxic to plant…

2 Comments / 332 View / March 10, 2016

Finding Alternatives to Rodenticides

What are they? In short, rodenticides describe poisons commonly used to exterminate various types of rodents such as rats, gophers, and ground squirrels. The poison works by inhibiting clotting factors, causing the poisoned rodent to die from internal bleeding. The danger…

3 Comments / 488 View / February 25, 2016