Ponderosa Fire Department Round Up
May is a good time to clean that garage. A frequent question is how to get rid of old paint. The easy and legal way is to allow the paint to harden by leaving the lid off the can. It may take some time, but then the trash pickup company can take the solidified remains. Never dump paint, oils, fuels or other hazardous wastes into the sink, storm sewers or “fence line”. Chemicals are a different story. Watch the local media to find out when Harris County has hazardous waste clean up days. Speaking of storm sewers; never put leaves or grass clippings into the drains – that causes problems for all of us.
Be extremely careful when storing swimming pool chemicals. They must remain in a closed container and you should store separately; and hopefully away from your garage or home. Never mix pool chemicals – powerful reactions can cause a fire.