Do you know that salt and other materials we use to add traction and melt ice and snow can run off into our waterways and contribute to stormwater runoff pollution? Here are a few winter tips:
• Shovel early. The sooner you shovel, the less likely it is for ice and snow build up, and you will not need to use as much salt.
• Do not over salt! Salt takes time to work. Extra salt does not increase its time to work.
• Certain de icers and salt have less environmental impact. Look for eco-friendly products that contain acetate, potassium chloride or magnesium chloride. Try to avoid products containing sodium chloride and calcium chloride which are more harmful to vegetation, wildlife, and pets.
• Many de icers don’t work in temperatures below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. For an alternative and more environmentally friendly traction agent, try using cracked corn.
• Sand and kitty litter may work but can clog storm drains and contribute to runoff pollution.
• When possible, sweep up excess salt and traction material before they runoff into our streams.
The Compost Site will be open special hours on Saturday, February 24th from 8am to noon for brush and leaf drop off due to damage done by last week's snowstorm. ***Reminder*** regularly posted hours will begin on March 2nd
Trash/Recycling will be collected on normal pick-up days the week of February 19.
Friday customers can leave double trash out since they were not collected last week.