you will be taking action to reduce pollution
entering the Storm Drain System (MS4).
Pet waste carries billions of bacteria as well as nutrients that harm our waterways. Please do your part and pick it up. See our partners on the hiking trail or volunteer as a doggie ambassador through Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation!
Many activities from landscaping and yard care can contribute various pollutants to the MS4. Organics, nutrients, and yard chemicals are potential pollutants.
Rain barrels for residential use are legal in Nevada, see NRS 533.027.
Diverting rainwater at home to barrels or a rain garden is a great way to reduce your runoff. See our RainGarden flyer.
It is critical to dispose of household chemicals and pharmaceuticals properly. Dumping and disposal to the sanitary sewer is illegal! Improper disposal will result in these substances getting into our waterways. Visit NDEP, Waste Management, and other local waste management companies including GreyMar, CleanManagement, and HERO NV for specific information on hazardous waste disposal.
Also, check out the recycle and disposal guide provided by KTMB.
To learn more about proper disposal of household hazardous wastes or the Curbside Recycling Program, call the Recycling Hotline at 800-597-5865, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 784-4848 or 832-4150.
To learn about how to safely and efficiently manage waste, and particularly hazardous waste, in the home, visit the Household Waste Management section of the Environmental Protection Agency website.
Oil drips, brake dust, tire wear can all contribute to runoff pollution. A few small steps can reduce impacts from our cars.
Click to view our Prevent Local Stormwater Pollution Pamphlet (or, en Español) or find a printed one in business and agency lobbies around town!