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Stormwater Protection

You should be aware of these common pollutants and how you can help to reduce them:

  • Fertilizer - Should be applied at appropriate rates or consider organic fertilizers
  • Hazardous Household Chemicals - The City of Melissa's Solid Waste Provider - CWD - offers a Door Side Collection program for safe, easy, and responsible disposal of approved hazardous waste and used electronics. This service is provided for City of Melissa residents up to once a month, and is included in your regular monthly trash and recycling charge.
  • Herbicides and Pesticides - Use only when necessary and consider natural alternatives
  • Pet Waste - Collect pet waste in parks and should consider yard cleaning
  • Pool / Spa Water - Allow water to de-chlorinate for 3 days before discharging
  • Sediment - Vegetate or mulch bare soil and protect dirt piles from washing away
  • Trash / Litter - Should not leave outside where it can be moved by wind or water
  • Vehicle Fluids - Should take precautions to not spill and dispose of properly.
  • Yard Waste - Dispose of grass clippings and leaves or consider composting.


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