Remember to pick up firework debris


first_imgWith fireworks poised to go on sale next week, Clark County is reminding residents to pick up debris left over from the Fourth of July holiday.According to a news release, fireworks contain metals, nitrates and sulfur, along with paper, plastic and other materials. If fireworks debris isn’t picked up harmful pollutants can wash into creeks, rivers and streams.Clark County Public Works doesn’t provide extra street sweeping after the holiday and failing to clean up fireworks residue is littering, a violation of Washington law and Clark County ordinance, according to the release.“We all have the responsibility to reduce pollution,” said Dean Boening, Clean Water manager, in a statement. “If you use fireworks, you need to use them safely and responsibly, and that includes cleaning up afterward.”A list of legal discharge times can be found online at: www.clark.wa.gov/sites/default/files/dept/files/community-development/fire/fireworks-discharge-times.pdf.last_img

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