DNR hopes Iowans will keep environment clean during spring cleaning


The DNR hopes Iowans won’t pour harmful chemicals down the drain this spring. Photo by Tom Magliery, Flickr

As Iowans bust out their mops and dust pans and begin spring cleaning, the Department of Natural Resources hopes they will limit pollution from the chemicals they use to do it.

Tom Anderson, who leads the DNR’s Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) program, urges Iowans to think before pouring old household cleaners down the drain, trashing last year’s weed killer or heading out to buy cans of new paint. Continue reading