Storm Water Management
Here are just a few ways that you can help us improve our Storm Water Management Program:
Participate in the Regional Brush/Yard Waste Disposal Facility.
Recycle household hazardous waste. Gladstone is a participant in the Regional Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program. www.marc.org/environment In addition, residents have free access to the Kansas City facility located at 4707 Deramus Street. Call (816) 513-8400 to schedule an appointment.
Volunteer to stencil storm drains. This would make a great scouting or youth group project. The City will furnish all of the necessary materials.
Direct downspouts to rain barrels or unpaved areas. Click here to learn how to build your own rain barrel.
Pick up after your pet. When pet waste is not disposed of properly, it can reach our streams and lakes resulting in health risks for you and your family. Click here to learn how to properly dispose of pet waste.
Use fertilizer according to manufacturer’s recommendations. Excess fertilizer is washed into streams and lakes where it can promote harmful algae growth.
Uses pesticides only when necessary. Click here to learn about pesticides from the EPA.
Check your car for leaks. Proper maintenance will extend the life of your car and protect the environment.
Consider alternatives to washing your car in the driveway. If you can’t go to a commercial car wash, consider washing your vehicle on grass. This will allow the soil to filter the wash water. Always use a biodegradable soap and take steps to conserve water.
If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact the Public Works Department at (816) 436-5442 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org