It’s time for spring cleaning and your to-do list is rolling down into never ending chores, the weed in the backyard has grown up to the knee level the front lawn is to moan. You’ll start taking it room by room. You’re first priority would be to get the cleaning of the garage off from the list. With garage down half of your spring cleaning would be done. But there certainly are some tips of cautions that you should keep in mind before starting on garage cleaning as even a surface cleaning of garage you could come across few hazardous chemicals.
To find a way to clean up your garage safely from these chemicals this article will help you out. Many of such hazardous waste items could possibly not be drained out from the toilet or be trashed out like usual trash. Even recycling laws and regulations vary from townships to municipalities. Hence first visit your local department for public works or town-keeping or contact them through their website. They will provide you with a list of recycle-able items. This will help you in underlining the items that can be easily recycled and get rid of them first or where to take the trash if your municipality does not provide with recycling.
The stuff that cannot be recycled will be the one you’ll have to put up with and they are mostly hazardous like car batteries. Large batteries that you used to power your car contain chemical that are toxic like lead. Such items cannot be trashed in city dump. Yet they can be recycled like the sulphuric acid in the battery and the lead plates, they can be brought to use again after little processing. You can get them recycled from the stores that sell such large batteries and sometimes few car repairers can exchange you old batteries with partial payment with the new ones.
Likewise the coolants; that you can find used in various places at your home, in air conditionings to car’s radiators can be recycled. First take a funnel and a drain pan. Make sure the drain pan is clean and oil free, as any mixing of oil with the coolant will make it none recycle-able. To remove the coolant from the radiator or the system, follow the instructions given by manufacturer and when finally the coolant liquid has stopped draining, close the lid of the oil pan and take it to the commercial car shops so that they can recycle it for you.
Now stuff like paints, gasoline and tyres. Paints are usually solvent-based and have either and lacquer in them. Not many municipalities will count thinners and paints as recycling waste. If the paint you have is in small amount then the best way is to dry it off in pan with large surface-area and then dispose it off with the rest of the household trash. But be sure to dry the paint in a ventilated area that should be kept well away from pets and children and from flame.