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, pops or crackles, take a few minutes to clean up debris before it washes 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.