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

The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership has collaborated with the Our Water Our World program to help consumers manage home and garden pests in a  manner that protects the environment.  The Our Water Our World program helps customers find less toxic products at participating home improvement stores and nurseries and provides education on pest control methods. Below are some resources 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

Our Water Our World Store Locator

Stores that are participating in the Our Water Our World program have agreed to provide educational materials and small signs to make it easy for you to find non-toxic or less-toxic products in the store aisles. Check out the list of particpating stores in the Sacramento area.

How to Properly Dispose of Pesticides

Remember, pesticides, even less toxic ones, are toxic chemicals and should always be disposed of safely. 
  • Drop off any unused pesticides at a Household Hazardous Waste drop-off location instead
  • Pesticides can also be dropped off at a Recovery Station's Special Waste drop-off area free of charge
  • Never pour unused pesticides outdoors or down storm drains
  • Never poue pesticides down indoor drains such as sinks, toilets and showers
Below are some links for hazardouse waste drop-off locations in Sacramento County. 
Curbside Garbage Collection 
Household Hazardous Waste Facility

The Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership is a proud partner of the CapRadio Garden at Sacramento State University.  The CapRadio Garden provides a beautiful environment to learn about organic gardening, including less toxic alternatives to pesticides, and sustainability for our future.  To learn more about the garden or to plan a visit, check out www.capradio.org/garden

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