KNOW what goes down a storm drain: ONLY RAIN DOWN THE DRAIN!
KNOW who to call if you see someone putting debris or liquids down a storm drain: Discharge of anything other than clean rainwater into storm drains is illegal because it presents a serious threat to fish, wildlife, drinking water and marine life. The County investigates and enforces legal prohibitions against illegal dumping to the storm drainage system. To report illegal discharges or accidental releases to a storm drain, drainage ditch or culvert in Chatham County, Write down the address, or location, then call Chatham Count Public Works at (912) 652-6840.
KNOW who to contact to report a clogged or broken storm drain: Contact Chatham County Public Works at (912) 652- 6840 or use the Chatham County CONNECT app available for Android and iOS
KNOW what can be recycled in Chatham County: Check out the Chatham County Recycles webpage for more information
KNOW what to do with paints, cleaners, unwanted medicines, oil, batteries, fertilizers, and pesticides: These items are considered to be “HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES” or HHW meaning that these products are labeled toxic, poisonous, corrosive, flammable, or combustible. Before placing these items in the trash bin, try using simple practices and common products like baking soda, vinegar, lemons, salt, and olive oil to deactivate or stabilize the HHW. For instance: