BMPs (Best Management Practices): Personal Pollution Solutions and Resources:
What is Stormwater/Urban Runoff:
What is Personal Pollution?
Alternatives to Hazardous Household Cleaning Chemicals
Household Hazardous Waste
- Do you know where to wash your paint brushes?
If you're using latex-water-based paints, you can wash your paint brushes directly in your kitchen or bathroom sink. Don't rinse your brushes in the street. Remember, many times storm drains flow directly and without treatment into canals leading to the Indian River Lagoon or St. Sebastian River. If you must use oil-based paints, clean-up properly by rinsing brushes with solvent in a container. Filter and re-use thinner and solvent. Take unusable liquid and residue to the household hazardous waste collection center at the Indian River County Landfill, (772) 770-5112, 1325 74th Avenue SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968. (Information taken from http://www.earth911.org )
Septic Tank Maintenance
Cleaning Concrete Driveways