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Pollution Prevention Tips
Remember these tips when working with your vehicle to keep our storm drains clean:
  • Call (800) 449-7587 to arrange a free used oil pick-up.
  • Clean engines at a do-it-yourself car wash where the drainage is not connected to the storm drain.
  • Conserve water when washing your car and use biodegradable soap.
  • Fix vehicle leaks, such as oil and antifreeze.
  • Recycle motor oil at a used oil recycling facility or car repair shop.

When cleaning, remember these tips to keep storm drains pollutant-free:
  • Dispose of Household Hazardous Wastes for free at the Orange County facility.
  • Pick up pet waste and place in the black trash container. 
  • Put trash in the can instead of the gutter. 
  • Sweep driveways and sidewalks.
  • Throw litter and recyclables into proper disposal cans.
  • Use a broom rather than a hose to clean up garden clippings.
  • Use kitty litter or other absorbent materials to clean up spills.

Miscellaneous Tips
Additional tips to remember include:
  • Consider, control, and conserve recyclable and reusable materials.
  • Contact the City of Placentia‚Äôs Public Works Department about full catch basins.
  • Use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in accordance with label instructions. Do not apply them before rain, and be sure to dispose of them properly.

401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8117