everyday activities can affect water quality. Help reduce
the amount of pollution that flows into our waterways
by following the tips below.
- Pick up after your pet. Properly dispose of pet
waste into the trash or toilet. Animal waste contains
coliform bacteria, which is harmful to our health
and, when washed into swimming waters, can result
in beach closings.
- Carry a newspaper or plastic bag to pick up the
waste when you walk your pet. Nuisance laws prohibit
you from allowing your pet's waste to remain on private
or public land.
- When treating your pet and yard for fleas or ticks,
check with your veterinarian for safe substitutes.
Never dispose of flea dip liquid on the ground or
in the storm drain. It should be disposed of as a
household hazardous waste. Visit www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/rrtp/hhwcps.htm for a list of county household hazardous waste disposal
- Do not feed wildlife such as geese, pigeons, ducks
and deer. Feeding results in more pollution from their