Prevent Bay Pollution

To report suspicious discharges into the storm drain, call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY!

The City of Milpitas Fire Department responds to reports about illegal dumping into storm drains.

Everything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into local waterways and eventually into the Bay.

Common pollutants include:

  • Pesticides & fertilizers
  • Motor oil
  • Paints
  • Grass clippings
  • Litter
  • Pet waste

Learn Ways to Protect our Creeks and Watershed

Be the Solution to Water Pollution

You can help keep our streets and creeks trash-free by reducing single-use plastic. Instead of plastic bags that clog up our waterways, use a reusable bag on your next shopping trip. When you get take-out turn down the plastic utensils and use reusable silverware.

Help pick up litter. Since 2007, Creek Cleanup Participants in Santa Clara County have removed 1.1 million gallons of trash from local creeks. Check out the Santa Clara County Creek Cleanup Fact Sheet to learn more.

Properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Santa Clara County Hazardous Waste Program provides Saturday drop-off centers for medicines, cleaning chemicals, and batteries, etc. There is no charge for Milpitas residents to use this service.

To participate, make an appointment online at or call (408) 299-7300

Business Tips

Learn business practices to help reduce stormwater pollution at