Reduce Pollution From Your Business
- Pick up trash and debris.
- Check for eroded areas that need to be stabilized.
- Use the correct amount of pesticides or fertilizers.
- Properly dispose of yard waste.
YOUR BUSINESS VEHICLES
- Use drip pans when changing oil and recycling used oil.
- Keep vehicles tuned up to avoid drips and leaks.
- Inspect for leaks, malfunctions, and staining on or around vehicles and equipment.
- Properly dispose oil, antifreeze and batteries.
- Do not leave full drip pans or other open containers of used liquids sitting around.
- Wash vehicles in an area that drains to a sanitary sewer or other treatment system.
- Cover fueling areas if possible to reduce exposure to rainfall.
- Sweep or use other dry methods rather than hose down the fuel area for cleaning.
- Post signs warning against “topping off.”
- Keep trash dumpster lids closed.
- Post signs on dumpsters that prohibit improper disposal of liquid, hazardous waste, and recyclable materials such as batteries, aerosol cans, and tires.
- Pick up dropped trash and sweep dumpster areas frequently.
- Do not put any wastes in storm drains or municipal sewers.
- If your dumpster leaks, get it fixed or get a new one.
- Maintain an inventory of materials - know what you have in the shop or yard.
- Ensure all containers are in good condition and properly stored, labeled, and closed.
- Label and track recycling of waste materials.
- Use precautions to avoid spills and clean them up promptly if they do happen.
- Keep rags and absorbents on hand to clean up spills. Clean up without water if possible.
- Sweep or dry mop whenever frequently, especially outside.