Celebrate with Good Clean Fun this July Fourth

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:

  • Keep a bucket of water for used fireworks and throw pieces in the trash
  • Sweep up and throw away firework debris on the street and sidewalk

More Fourth of July safety information from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.

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