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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 10/18/2017

Most of us toss things into the trash without considering where it goes after. The fact that items end up in rivers, water supplies, the ocean, and landfills escapes us because throwing something into the trash is such a seemingly simple act. However, many common†items throughout your home are considered household hazardous waste. The EPA defines household hazardous waste as products that can "catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic."†The EPA, state and local government regulate the use, storage, and disposal of such materials. Improper disposal includes pouring them into the ground or down a drain, as well as throwing them out with the garbage. Learning which products you need to dispose of properly will help you and the environment. Read on to learn which products you might not realize shouldn't be thrown out with the trash, and how to properly dispose of those items.

Where do I dispose of __________?

  • Batteries† Anything in your home that is battery-powered is considered household hazardous waste. Batteries contain strong, corrosive acids that can harm us and the environment alike.†There are many different types of batteries and disposal methods vary accordingly. Contact your local hazardous waste disposal site or bring small alkaline batteries to a recycling center than some stores have.
  • CFL light bulbs CFLs contain mercury and are therefore considered household hazardous waste. You can bring them to your local hazardous waste disposal site or bring them to a store that recycles CFL bulbs, such as The Home Depot. Just call first to make sure your local store participates.
  • Medication, needles, and lancets Many medications can be disposed of in the trash. However, prescriptions should be brought to a take-back facility. Check with your local law enforcement for a time and place to bring expired or unused medications. For sharps like needles and lancets, put them in a sharps container and ask your doctor about local disposal areas.
  • Pesticides and herbicides These chemicals can be dangerous to local plant and wildlife. They can also be flammable and should be disposed of at your local hazardous waste disposal site.
  • Ink cartridges Many stores will collect your used up ink cartridges and give you a discount on your next purchase. Other companies offer rebates for mailing in empty cartridges. Try your local Staples first.
  • Automotive liquids Fuel, oil, antifreeze, and other automotive liquids are all considered hazardous. Many auto parts stores accept used oil and other automotive liquids, or you can bring these items to your hazardous waste disposal site.
  • Household cleaners† Cleaning supplies like ammonia and drain cleaner contain harsh chemicals that may be considered hazardous in your area. If you can't use up the products, you could consider donating them to a local store or organization who could. Otherwise, check with your local hazardous waste disposal center to determine the best option.
  • E-waste (electronics waste) E-waste is growing more and more common with advancing technologies that are becoming outdated faster and faster. Many state and local governments regulate e-waste. Some stores, like Staples or Best Buy, accept electronics and electronic appliances for recycling but you should call before dropping your items off. Another option is to donate your working electronics to a place like Goodwill, Savers, or The Salvation Army.





Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 10/16/2017


2 Woodbine Road, Wellesley, MA 02482

Single-Family

$829,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
SATURDAY OH, 10/21, 11-12:30pm. Seller moving to CA for work is your opportunity to live in this sunny & beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home minutes to the popular Linden Square. Enter into a contemporary floor plan with an open living/dining room with a fireplace. Gleaming espresso stained wood floors throughout. The huge family room is perfect for entertaining, with sliders leading out to a large deck and private yard space. Stunning kitchen features an island with quartz countertops, tile back splash & stainless steel appliances with gas cooking. There is also a 1st floor laundry room and full bathroom. The second floor has a large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, plus 2 more bedrooms. Every closet has been custom designed with Elfa closet organizers. Additional features: new windows throughout with custom top down blinds, central air & a 2015 high-efficiency heating system with Nest thermostat. Super commuter location and around the corner from Hardy School.
Open House
Saturday
October 21 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Gorgeous home near Linden Square. Renovated throughout in the past couple of years and an addition $25k in recent improvements make this home move-in ready! Seller is relocating to CA for work, but will leave the new buyer with "shovel ready" architectural plans for adding a garage.
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Location: 2 Woodbine Road, Wellesley, MA 02482    Get Directions

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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 10/13/2017


19 Howard St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Rental

$2,300
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Beautifully maintained 2-bedroom apartment in Central Square with high ceilings and lots of natural light! Hardwood floors throughout, tons of closet space, private in-unit laundry with extra storage room. Freshly painted throughout, plus all new appliances: range, refrigerator, and washer/dryer. Enjoy the convenience of being steps from Mass Ave, the Charles River, Central Station/Red line, Mass Pike, and many shops/restaurants/bars. Available now, no pets, no smoking, tenant to pay 1 month broker fee.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 10/11/2017


2 Woodbine Road, Wellesley, MA 02482

Single-Family

$829,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
SATURDAY OH, 10/14, 12-1:30pm. Seller moving to CA for work is your opportunity to live in this sunny & beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home minutes to the popular Linden Square. Enter into a contemporary floor plan with an open living/dining room with a fireplace. Gleaming espresso stained wood floors throughout. The huge family room is perfect for entertaining, with sliders leading out to a large deck and private yard space. Stunning kitchen features an island with quartz countertops, tile back splash & stainless steel appliances with gas cooking. There is also a 1st floor laundry room and full bathroom. The second floor has a large master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, plus 2 more bedrooms. Every closet has been custom designed with Elfa closet organizers. Additional features: new windows throughout with custom top down blinds, central air & a 2015 high-efficiency heating system with Nest thermostat. Super commuter location and around the corner from Hardy School
Open House
Saturday
October 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
SATURDAY open house. Gorgeous home completely renovated throughout- move in for time to enjoy the holidays! Contemporary style and floor plan. Modern features throughout. Minutes to Linden Square.
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 2 Woodbine Road, Wellesley, MA 02482    Get Directions

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Posted by Rachel Hillman Foy on 10/11/2017

On average each person living in the Unites States uses around 90 gallons per day. Thatís a lot of water. We are so fortunate to live in a country where we have easy accessible clean water, however, it is also something we easily take for granted. Using less water in our day to day lives not only means a smaller water bill each month and preservation of water, it leads to less energy usage as well . Here are some ways to save water, and energy, around the house: Upgrade - When it comes time to replace your old toilet look for a new one that is a low-flow model with a WaterSense label. This will ensure that each time you flush you consume less water without even thinking about it. Instant-gratification - Installing a recirculating water pump in your home will save on energy in a big way. Recirculating pumps create warm water the instant you turn the handle which means less time waiting for the water to heat up and less unused water running down the drain. Easy does it - Installing a low-flow shower head to your bath is another great way to limit how much water is used without even thinking about it. You can save up to 15 gallons of water per 10 minutes in the shower. Cool it - By washing laundry in cold water, you will not only prolong the life and color of your clothes, you will also be saving on energy. In fact, around 90 percent of the energy used during a wash cycle is from heating up the water. Make the switch, literally and figuratively, and the impact will be huge. Reuse - Most clothes are still clean after a first wearing. By getting more uses out of a garment before washing it you will prolong the lifespan of that item and use less water over time. Shirts can be worn a couple of times before washing while pants and sweaters can be worn up to five times before adding them to your next load. Speaking of, when you do wash your clothes ensure that you do a full load to further preserve water and energy with each cycle. Switch to off - The faucet that is. There are plenty of day to day scenarios in which we leave the water running when we really donít need it. When brushing your teeth and while soaping up when washing hands be sure to turn off the water. Fill up the sink with water when washing dishes instead of leaving the faucet running. When rinsing fruits and vegetable fill up a bowl to wash them in instead of passing them through running water. Instead of running water till it is cold keep a filled (reusable) bottle in the fridge which will be chilled and waiting for you when you need a drink. By establishing more water conscious habits you not only save yourself some money each month but you also preserve water and energy and therefore shrink your impact on the environment. And with most of these habits being so easy and free to implement, you canít lose!




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