Celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks is a tradition that can come with a polluted price. Fireworks are dazzling in the air but can leave a mess on the ground—they contain heavy metals, chemicals and plastics that can harm fish and our water if left on the ground.
After the final firework fizzes, take a few minutes to clean up debris before they wash into storm drains and our rivers and streams.
Make sure your Fourth of July celebration is good clean fun:
More Fourth of July safety information from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.