Do you think that trash juice from dirty trash cans are sfe to go into our storm drains?



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    That depends on what is in the “trash juice.” If you’re throwing away lots of chemicals (cleaning supply containers etc.) then it’s probably not a great idea to let that get into your storm drain. If it’s mostly food waste and other organic matter (which I think tends to cause most of the “juice” then don’t worry about it too much.

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    Since stormwater drains lead directly to creeks, rivers, and bays without being treated. Other than uncontaminated rainwater, nothing else should really be going into storm drains. If it’s chemicals that are eaking out of your trash into cans, they can contaminate the water and lead to deadly levels of acid among other harmful results. If it’s stuff such as food wases and other organic matter, they may introduce high levels of nutrients that can lead to algae blooms.

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    philius is correct – even lots of organic matter floating into the oceans is a problem. It can create algae blooms, deplete that amount of available oxygen, and – what’s worse – most municpal waste systems mix lots of organic matter with lots of toxic, inorganic matter before it goes out to the oceans. See link below for more information.

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