Celebrate Pollution Prevention Week! September 22 – 26, 2014 Attend a hands-on class about healthy cleaning products, take a Baylands hike with a Park Ranger or go on a canoe trip in the tidal marsh. To learn more about activities happening that week, and to sign up for a class or event click here or call 650.329.2495.
Contact us for more information at: Regional Water Quality Control Plant Watershed Protection Group 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto, CA 94303 650.329.2122
For Information about what to do with household hazardous waste, click on Hazardous Waste Program. Live outside of the Palo Alto area? Visit Baywise.orgto find information for Bay area residents and businesses about simple, cost-effective ways to protect San Francisco Bay by preventing pollution at the source.
Less-Toxic Pest Control Come find more information about how residents can reduce pesticide use at home and how the City reduces pesticides used at City properties and public areas. [more]
Reduce Plastics in Our Creeks and Bay Plastic items like single-use water bottles, food wrappers and "Styrofoam" pieces continue to end up in our creeks. This page summarizes the City's work on reducing plastics in our local creeks, wetlands and Bay. [more]
Reporting Spills, Dumping, and Back-Ups If you notice any unusual substance in or around a storm drain, or if you see someone dumping anything into the storm drain, street, or gutter, to local creeks or the Bay, or elsewhere in the outdoor environment, call 650-329-2413 immediately! [more]
Copper Excessive amounts of copper can be toxic to the Bay's ecosystem. Find out how you can reduce the amount of copper being released to the environment. [more]