Where To Recycle
HOW and WHERE to RECYCLE and dispose of Hazardous Materials:
How Does Recycling Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution?
Common forms of litter (or trash) include aluminum cans, plastic bags and bottles, paper products, used food containers and more. Litter can collect on top or inside of storm drains causing potential flooding by not allowing water to enter fast enough during a storm. Smaller debris can wash into storm drains that drain into rivers, lakes, and streams.
When litter is washed into creeks and streams, it can harm aquatic life. Small amounts of litter from your home or neighborhood add up to a big problem when it comes from an entire metro area. This pollution can have harmful effects on drinking water supplies, recreational use, and wildlife. By recycling, not only are you helping to keep litter from blocking storm drains and getting into waterways, but you are also helping to reduce the amount of trash going to landfills.