Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping
Minimum Control Measure #6
“Develop and implement a program to prevent or reduce pollutant runoff from municipal operations. The program must include municipal staff training on pollution prevention measures and activities to reduce the amount of pollutants in storm water (e.g., regular street sweeping, reduce the use of pesticides or street salt, or frequent cleaning of catch-basins).”
The Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping minimum control measure consists of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that focus on training and the prevention or reduction of pollutant runoff from municipal operations.
The BMPs describe:
- Training programs.
- Specific municipal operations that are impacted by the proposed operation and maintenance programs.
- Maintenance, activities, schedules, and long term inspection procedures for controls to reduce floatables and other pollutants.
- Controls for reducing or eliminating the discharge of pollutants from streets, roads, highways, municipal parking lots, maintenance and storage yards, waste transfer stations, fleet or maintenance shops with outdoor storage areas, and salt/sand storage locations.
- Procedures for the proper disposal of waste removed from the MS4 and municipal operations, including dredge spoil, accumulated sediments, floatables and other debris.
Town Current Procedures:
- The Town of Canandaigua currently maintains a program of street sweeping, roadside swale cleaning and catchbasin cleaning.
- The Town of Canandaigua does not utilize fertilizers as part of the green space maintenance at Town Parks and Town maintained property.
- All used oils and maintenance fluids are disposed of in waste containers, which are picked up and disposed of by a licensed provider.
- The Town of Canandaigua Highway Department reduced the use of salt and sand during ice and snow removal (in areas of concern) to decrease the amount of silt and sediment from entering Canandaigua Lake and associated tributaries.
- The Town of Canandaigua Stormwater Management Officers will continue to facilitate training to municipal personnel. These personnel will be responsible for implementing best management practices in their everyday activities.
- The Town accepts yard-waste and routinely processes it into mulch / compost material.
- The Town maintains a facility where industrial activities and materials are completely sheltered from exposure to rain, snow, snowmelt, and/or runoff. Appendix O includes a signed copy of the NYSDEC ‘No Exposure Certification for Exclusion from SPDES Storm Water Permitting’.
- The Town maintains a recycling Station with materials that are completely sheltered from exposure to rain, snow, snowmelt, and/or runoff.
- The recycling station accepts:
- Cardboard, card stock
- Box board (milk cartons, drink boxes, cereal boxes, etc.)
- Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, store flyers
- Office paper (white and colored)
- Envelopes (manilla and white), file folders
- Metal: tin & aluminum cans, aluminum pie pans, caps, lids
- Glass bottles and jars
- Plastic No. 1-7
- The Town maintains a Waste Station and Transfer Station with materials that are completely sheltered from exposure to rain, snow, snowmelt, and/or runoff.
The Waste Station accepts:
- Household garbage in CLEAR or WHITE trash bags or emptied from open containers, kitchen trash compactor bags ARE acceptable.
- Construction and demolition debris
- Window glass, picture frame glass, perfume bottles, drinking glasses, opaque glass, or ceramics
The Waste Station accepts:
- Gently used clothes
- Used oil
- Leaves, brush, Christmas trees, & yard debris
- Batteries: Car, truck, boat, motorcycle & lawn tractor batteries only
- The Town has coordinated efforts with local groups for beautification projects and cleanup days.
The Town of Canandaigua recently completed the construction of a new highway facility. This Highway facility design provides for facilities that prioritize the elimination of any discharge of pollutants from municipal parking lots, maintenance and storage yards, waste transfer stations, fleet or maintenance shops, outdoor storage areas, and salt/sand storage locations.