Stormwater Pollution is one of New Jersey's greatest threats to clean and plentiful water. By sharing the responsibility, making small, easy changes in our daily lives and adhering to Stormwater Regulations, we can keep common pollutants out of stormwater. It all adds up to cleaner water, and it saves the high cost of cleaning up polluted water.
- Perform a soil test to see if you need fertilizer.
- Do not apply fertilizer if heavy rain is predicted.
- Look into pesticide alternatives.
- Maintain a small lawn and keep the rest of your property in a natural state.
- Carefully follow all label instructions when using fertilizers or pesticides. Properly discard any unused portions.
PROPERLY USE AND DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS
- Hazardous products include:
- Certian household or commercial cleaning products
- Lawn and garden care products
- Motor oil
- DO NOT pour hazardous products down storm drains.
- Storm drains are connected to local water bodies.
- If you have hazardous products, dispose of the properly.
- Check labels for guidance.
- Use natural or less toxic alternatives when possible.
- Recycle Used Motor Oil.
- Contact Morris County for the locations and drop-off times of hazardous waste disposal facilities.
- MCMUA Hazardous Waste Events.
- Place litter in trash cans.
- RECYCLE. RECYCLE. RECYCLE.
- Participate in community clean-ups.
- Follow local pet waste laws.
- Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste.
- NEVER discard pet waste in a storm drain.
DON'T FEED WILDLIFE
- Do not feed wild fowl, such as ducks and geese.
DISPOSE OF YARD WASTE PROPERLY
- Keep leaves and grass out of storm drains.
- Follow Mendham Borough yard waste collection regulations.
- Use leaves and grass clippings for compost.
- Use a mulching mower to recycle grass clippings into the lawn.
- When you wash your car in the driveway soap and pollutants go directly into lakes, rivers