Illegal Dumping: Trash, Litter, and Green Waste
Litter and trash are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality. Besides being unsightly, litter and trash can cause stormwater blockages of pipe and cause flooding. Trash also can harm aquatic life such as fish and frogs.
What can I do?
Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)!
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants, such as litter and trash, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.
Helpful Information and Documents:
- Trash and Green Waste Tips | Basura y Desechos Vegetales - Consejos Útiles
- Place trash containers out only on collection day and keep covered at all times
If you would like to report illegal dumping, have questions about our program, or would like additional information call the County Stormwater hotline at:
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org