Pollution Prevention for Businesses & Residents

Pollution Prevention Information for Your Business

As a business owner or operator in Windsor, you are responsible for keeping the pollutants generated at your business from entering the storm drain system. Business owners can find important pollution prevention information specific to your business type at StreetsToCreeks.org

On the StreetsToCreeks website, you'll find information on:

  • Dos and don'ts for operating your business to protect water quality
  • Activities and areas around your business that can generate pollution
  • Resources such as permits, waste handling, disposal, and inspections

California Green Business Certification cagbn-logo

The California Green Business Certification Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assist, recognize and promote local organizations, focusing on small-to-medium sized consumer-oriented businesses that volunteer to operate in more environmentally responsible ways. To be certified, participants must be in compliance with environmental regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste. Visit the California Green Business Network website for requirements or call the Energy and Sustainability Division of Sonoma County at (707) 565-6470 for more information.  

recycle-reuse-reduceRecycling and Organic Waste Collection for Your Business

Sonoma County Resource Recovery provides recycling and organic waste collection services to the Town of Windsor. Visit www.sonomacorr.com for service information.  

Business owners and managers can find information on the latest requirements for recycling and organic waste by visiting Zero Waste Sonoma's website

Pollution Prevention at HomeOnly Rain

Did you know that the soap and oil that goes down the storm drain when you wash your car is harmful to water quality and to the fish and other life in the creeks? The pesticides you spray on your yard, if sprayed right before a rain, can wash off and kill beneficial insects in the creeks. Every person in Windsor can contribute to keeping our creeks clean and our community healthy! 

Homeowners and residents can find important information on how to prevent storm water pollution at home by visiting StreetsToCreeks.org This helpful website covers a variety of topics, including: 

  • Maintaining your car...Keep the oil out of the gutter!
  • Painting
  • Car Washing...Yes, soapy and oily water is a pollutant.
  • Draining your swimming pool...chlorine harms aquatic life.
  • Home Improvement, i.e. concrete waste, barbeques, landscaping, and power washing

Remember, only rain down the storm drain!

Contact the Town of Windsor Storm Water Program Coordinator at (707) 838-5385 or email stormwater@townofwindsor.com for more information.