Have Good Clean Fun this July Fourth

July 3, 2017

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:

  • 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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