Disposal Foodware Ordinance
Effective January 1, 2020, the following items are no longer allowed in the City of Palo Alto and City of Mountain View: Plastic straws, utensils, stirrer sticks, drink plugs, produce bags, […]
New Law Requires Easier-to-Find Disposal Labeling for Wet Wipes
Governor Newsom signed AB 818 by Assembly Member Richard Bloom into law on October 6, 2021. It requires all packaging for diaper wipes, cleaning wipes, and cosmetic wipes to display […]
What is the Regional Water Quality Control Plant?
The Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) protects San Francisco Bay by treating wastewater from its service area and works with residents, industry and businesses to prevent pollution before it starts. The […]
Topical Flea & Tick Treatments Contain Toxic Pesticides
Products commonly used to treat fleas and ticks, including spot-on treatments, collars, sprays, and foggers, contain toxic pesticides that can easily spread around your home. Toxic pesticides from these treatments […]
What are microplastics and what can we do about them?
Microplastics are plastic particles smaller than 5 mm (the size of a popcorn kernel). Plastic trash never goes away, it just breaks up into smaller pieces. When wildlife eats microplastics, […]
Resources For Residents
You can help protect San Francisco Bay and local creeks every time you use a drop of water in or around your home. Every drop of water used in and […]