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Managing Hazardous Waste in Real Estate

The Center for EcoTechnology can help real estate agents on the Cape and Islands assist with the selling process when preparing a home for sale by helping identify and manage hazardous items, say when you are helping a seller clean out their home. Some hazardous items to note are:

  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs & Tubes
  • Dial Thermostats
  • Thermometers & Barometers
  • Some Antiques
  • Paint, Solvents and Thinners
  • Pool Chemicals, Pesticides, Fertilizers
  • Auto Chemicals and Fluids
  • Batteries

View the Mercury Awareness for Realtors video below to learn how CET can provide additional assistance and where to find safe disposal outlets around the state.

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The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) works with partners throughout the country to address climate change by transforming the way we live and work – for a better community, economy, and environment.

For more than 40 years, their innovative non-profit organization has offered practical solutions to save money, increase the health and comfort of our homes, and help businesses perform better.

Visit CET's website for more information

Phone: 413-586-7350


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