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Pollution Prevention for Residents
How can you help?

As residents, we are all responsible for preventing stormwater pollution. Here are some things you can do:

 

·       Report illegal dumping, clogged catch basins, spills, sewer back-ups or water line breaks by calling 1-888-CLEAN-LA or emailing through the LA County Public Works website.

·        Take the polluter behavior quiz to find out if you are following correct best management practices (BMPs), including:

o    Place litter in trash cans and recycle 

o    Pick up pet waste and dispose in garbage or toilet

o    Recycle used oil/filters and prevent automotive fluids from entering the storm drain

o    Follow integrated pest management practices (IPM) to reduce use of
pesticides and fertilizers
 

o    Do not use pesticides or fertilizers if rain is in the forecast  

o    Bag, compost or recycle yard/green waste 

o    Sweep outdoors instead of using a hose

o    Properly dispose of household hazardous waste, including paint  

o    Use a commercial car wash rather than washing cars at home

o    Follow correct swimming pool care procedures

·        Conserve water and do not let water runoff your yard, sidewalk or street and into curbside catch basins

·        Volunteer at a local event or attend a free workshop related to pollution prevention

o    City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles River Revitalization 

o    CleanLA

o    City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program 

o    Friends of the Los Angeles River

o    The River Project  

o    Heal the Bay

o    California Coastkeeper Alliance 

o    Environment Now

 

For more information and educational materials and resources, visit Resources/Links.