Arlington Fairfax Chapter

of the

Izaak Walton League of America

Watershed Conservation Activities

Household Hazardous Waste

Many useful household products can contaminate the watershed if they are not disposed of properly. Unfortunately we come across these items all too often in the course of our cleanup efforts.

Empty spray cans are not necessarily empty, the propellant will often run out before contents are completely used. If the can is allowed to rust, then the remaining contents will leak out. The spray can pictured above was found in flood debris in Bull Run. It contains a pyrethrin insecticide which is highly toxic to invertebrates and fish.

Environmentally Hazardous Materials Collected

The containers found at Bull Run were disposed of properly at the Fairfax County Household Hazardous Waste Facility