Reduce Pollution from your Business

Parking Lots

  • Pick up trash and debris.
  • Check for eroded areas that need to be stabilized.

Landscaped Areas

  • Use the correct amount of pesticides or fertilizers.
  • Properly dispose of yard waste.

Your Business Vehicles

  • Use drip pans when changing oil and recycling used oil.
  • Keep vehicles tuned up to avoid drips and leaks.
  • Inspect for leaks, malfunctions, and staining on or around vehicles and equipment.
  • Properly dispose oil, antifreeze and batteries.
  • Do not leave full drip pans or other open containers of used liquids sitting around.
  • Wash vehicles in an area that drains to a sanitary sewer or other treatment system.
  • Cover fueling areas if possible to reduce exposure to rainfall.
  • Sweep or use other dry methods rather than hose down the fuel area for cleaning.
  • Post signs warning against "topping off."

Managing Garbage

  • Keep trash dumpster lids closed.
  • Post signs on dumpsters that prohibit improper disposal of liquid, hazardous waste, and recyclable materials such as batteries, aerosol cans, and tires.
  • Pick up dropped trash and sweep dumpster areas frequently.
  • Do not put any wastes in storm drains or municipal sewers.
  • If your dumpster leaks, get it fixed or get a new one.

Storing Chemicals

  • Maintain an inventory of materials - know what you have in the shop or yard.
  • Ensure all containers are in good condition and properly stored, labeled, and closed.
  • Label and track recycling of waste materials.
  • Use precautions to avoid spills and clean them up promptly if they do happen.
  • Keep rags and absorbents on hand to clean up spills. Clean up without water if possible.
  • Sweep or dry mop whenever frequently, especially outside.

Mailing Address
City of Concord
Water Resources
P.O. Box 308
Concord, NC 28026

Physical Address
Alfred M. Brown Operations Center
635 Alfred Brown Jr Court SW
Concord, NC 28025

For Stormwater issues or questions, please call 704-920-5555.