Household Waste Disposal
We recommend several environmentally safe and convenient ways to dispose of unwanted household products like paints, solvents, fuels, cleaners, and pesticides.
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Flushing unused drugs down the toilet introduces them to our environment and presently there are limited means to options to remove these drugs during the wastewater treatment process.
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- Take advantage of pharmaceutical take-back programs.
Some pharmacies will take back drugs they sold and some will take back all drugs. Contact your local pharmacy or visit the State of Colorado's Drug Take Back Program's web site for more information.
- Alternatively you can mix unused drugs with an undesirable substance such as coffee grounds or kitty litter and put that mixture in a non-leaking container (empty can or sealable bag). Then dispose the container(s) in the trash.
Teacher Professional Development
We offer two annual professional development courses titled Wastewater and Aquatic Biology and Wastewater and Renewable Resources. Each course is a one-day summer program and both are available to all K-12 classroom teachers. Both events include a tour of the Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility and a field visit in the appropriate content area. Professional development graduate credit is available.
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