Pollution Prevention Programs
Proper disposal of your unused meds is easy!
Find out where you can take your unused medications for safe disposal
To prevent misuse and keep medications from entering our waterways, please dispose of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications responsibly. Flushing unused or expired medications down the sink or toilet can pollute the environment.
Learn more here about the disposal options available to you!
Reducing Mercury in Our Watershed
Learn what you can do to safely dispose of mercury and prevent mercury contamination
The goal of the “Be Mercury Free” program is to protect you, your family and the environment by reducing mercury pollution in the Sacramento River watershed.
By learning how to prevent mercury contamination, you can help keep our waterways safe and clean!
Dental Office Amalgam Wastewater Compliance Program
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Dental Effluent Guidelines (40 CFR 441) took effect on July 14, 2017. Dentists that place or remove amalgam are required to install amalgam separators and follow two Best Management Practices (BMPs). All dentists must now be in compliance.
Due dates for submitting One-Time Compliance Reports are as follows.
Learn more in this section about using safer pesticides and reducing salinity (salt) in wastewater.