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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 29, 2006
CITY ASKS NEW YEAR REVELERS
TO DISPOSE OF FIREWORKS WASTE PROPERLY
The City Department of Environmental Services reminds
Eric Takamura, Director of Environmental Services, said:
· Keep fireworks away from your trash: If you have fireworks activity in your neighborhood, make sure your refuse container is closed and placed out of the way.
· After you’re done popping fireworks on New Year’s Eve, sweep up the paper and spent pyrotechnics. Don’t leave the debris on the street overnight, where it can be blown or washed into the storm drain system, where it can eventually pollute streams and shoreline waters.
· Ensure fireworks waste is extinguished, dousing it with water if necessary, and then dispose of it in your trash container.
“Taking these simple steps will make you an everyday environmental hero,” said Takamura.
He also reminded
Iwalani Sato, Storm Water Quality outreach coordinator, 692-5208
|Friday, December 29, 2006|