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It's Easy to Stop Leaks into Drains

Leaking and messy dumpster areas and wet food compactors pollute Puget Sound and attract rats. Follow these tips to keep these areas clean:

  • Make sure your dumpsters and compactors are leak proof.
  • Never allow any spillage to enter storm drains. If spills happen, clean them up right away with absorbent materials like rags, heavy duty paper towels, or absorbent pads.
  • Provide at least quarterly inspections for leakages.
  • Notify your management early if your compactor is leaking so a replacement can be made soon. Call your garbage hauler for a replacement dumpster.
  • Consider covering your dumpster with a roof, or plumb the drain underneath to the sewer system so the leakage can be carried to the sewer treatment plant.


Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater Division Kitsap Public Health District Kitsap Conservation District WSU Kitsap Extension Kitsap Public Utility District