100%, or “no adverse impact to receiving waters from trash," by 2025
Some of the ways the County is working to meet these goals include:
Full Trash Capture Devices: Installing and maintaining full trash capture devices in storm drain catch basins throughout unincorporated Contra Costa County. These devices prevent trash from reaching our creeks.
Creek and Shoreline Cleanups: The County organizes and coordinates with non-profit partners to clean debris from creeks and conducts additional cleanups.
Trash Removal: The County Public Works Maintenance Division, contracted waste haulers, and other contractors work to remove trash and debris from public rights-of-way.
Do your part to keep litter out of creeks and waterways by following these Best Management Practices (BMPs):
Minimize the amount of waste you generate. Remember your three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Properly dispose of your trash so that the wind does not carry it to the stormdrain system where it can be conveyed to local waterways.
Help keep your community clean by picking up trash, even if it is not yours. Resource limitations mean government cannot be the whole solution.
Keep stormdrains around your property clear of trash, vegetation/leaves, sediment, and other debris. If a drainage inlet in an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County is clogged please call Public Works Department Maintenance at (925) 313-7000 to report it.
Participate in local trash cleanups in your community.