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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Celebrating Earth Day with Education

two men in hats and safety jackets standing in front of table with chemical bottles

In honor of Earth Day, Mike and Justin presented important information about Household Hazardous Waste to a total of 180 6th graders at Amanda Arnold Elementary, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383. They demonstrated two different types of chemical reactions: mixing two low-level corrosives plus a Sodium metal reacting to water. These mini science experiments simulated what can happen when dangerous materials, like Lithium-ion batteries, are thrown in the trash instead of properly disposed at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. The kids loved it and hopefully they learned a little, too!

Dispose of hazardous materials, including Lithium-ion batteries, during business hours at our Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 6245 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Call us at 785-539-3202 if you have questions.  

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