Safe and Easy Cleaning Alternatives for Your Home
You can make your own household cleaners with a few simple ingredients and recipes. See how below!
Scouring powders that deodorize
Plain Soap (with no fragrances or Triclosan)
Liquid dish soap or bar soap
White Vinegar & Lemon Juice
Cuts grease and smells fresh
Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution)
Works like a disinfectant
Scrub brush or Scrubbing Pad
|CLEANING NEEDS||SAFER ALTERNATIVES |
|All Purpose Cleaner |
|Carpet, Rug and Upholstry Cleaner|
|Kitchen: countertop, floor & appliances |
|Wood furniture & floor polish|
Still feel the need to use chemical-based cleaners and detergents now and then?
Many products that San Mateo County collects in its Household Waste Collection events are available to residents for FREE through our product giveaway program. Giveaway items include household cleaners, auto supplies, fertilizers, wood preservatives, stains and latex paints. The Product-Give-Away Warehouse in Redwood City is open on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit our Product Giveaway Program online or call (650) 372-6200.