Less or non-toxic alternatives
Using less or non-toxic alternatives in your garden is important for a healthy garden, the beneficial bugs, our waterways, and our ecosystem. 

Here are some resources for less or non-toxic methods from our partners at Our Water Our World:
Managing Pests Naturally
Less Toxic Products based on pests
Less Toxic Products based on ingredient
Less Toxic Products A-Z
Sacramento Store Locator

Please remember that if you do use pesticides, even less toxic, are toxic chemicals and should always be disposed of safely.

Never pour unused pesticides outdoors or down storm drains, and do not pour pesticides down indoor drains such as sinks, toilets, and showers. Instead, all unused pesticides should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste drop-off location for disposal. 

Pesticides can be dropped off at a Recovery Station’s Special Waste Drop-off area free of charge.

The following are links for hazardous waste an drop off locations in the Sacramento County.

Curbside Garbage Collection 
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
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