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by Amanda Ballin
Spring Cleaning
Properly Disposing of Wastes


As spring cleaning time is now here, I realize that I have a lot to accomplish in terms of organization. Time to go through our closets and work on those tasks we may neglect.

As you go through your trash and junk piles to discard, you should make sure that any of the items you are getting rid of do not fall into the household hazardous waste (HHW) category.

If they are HHW items please consider taken them to a disposal site or a HHW event. In addition some of your items could include electronic waste and universal waste, which you should also consider dropping off at a disposal site.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event March 17th from 9 AM to 2 PM

The Kings Waste and Recycling Authority (KWRA) will be having a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event at their location 7803 Hanford-Armona Road, Hanford, for individual residents (not businesses). KWRA will be accepting some of these items for free on May 17th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information on accepted items and the event, please call KWRA at (559) 583-8829.

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New FEMA Earthquake Business Toolkit

  • Developed by FEMA NEHRP, QuakeSmart is an initiative to help businesses in at-risk seismic communities start and maintain earthquake mitigation efforts.

    The QuakeSmart Toolkit (www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/earthquake/qstoolkit) provides actionable and scalable basic guidance and tools to the private sector about the importance of earthquake mitigation and the simple things that they can do to reduce the potential of earthquake damages, injuries, and financial losses.

    Link to FEMA's QuakeSmart Toolkit


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CDPH Commits $8 Million to Safe Drinking Water in Kettleman City
Web Release | Printable (PDF)

Kings County Confirms
First West Nile Virus Case

Printable (PDF)
WNV Press Relelease - 9/25/2012

Learn About the National Alert System Changes
An upgrade of the national alert and warning system will soon be ready for activation. It will not replace EAS, but will instead incorporate the existing alert and warning systems into a structure that will improve dissemination of the messages to the public.

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