Call the Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at (269) 373-5211 to find out how to properly dispose of your hazardous household products (used motor oil, paint, cleaning solvents, anti-freeze, pesticides, herbicides, etc.) for free.
-Henry the Water Drop
Protect Your Water uses a variety of media to bring message to you! Currently you can find our messages in movie theaters, on YouTube and on the radio.
Groundwater protection ads are now running as part of the pre-movie trailers at Celebration Cinema Theatre at Crossroads, AMC Portage Street 10 - Kalamazoo and at Kalamazoo 10 Theatre in Kalamazoo .
The ads cover such topics as the fact that groundwater is the source of drinking water in our county, groundwater properties, the need for groundwater protection, the proper disposal of hazardous household products to prevent groundwater contamination and the proper management of activities on our property to prevent pollution from entering city storm sewers and ultimately polluting creeks, streams, rivers and lakes. This on-going project has been primarily funded by multiple grants from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE; formerly known as the Department of Environmental Quality or DEQ Wellhead Protection Program.
Protect Your Water worked with students from Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) to develop a contest to create the best movie theater ad videos relating to water usage. Here are the contest winners.
You may also see these Metro Bus Ads on several buses in the Kalamazoo Metropolitan area " another piece of the comprehensive public education and outreach campaign implemented by the City of Kalamazoo Wellhead Protection Committee.