Pollution Resources

Pollution Facts

Get the facts straight about trash, car pollutants, mercury, pet waste and more on our Pollution Facts page.

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Household Toxics Disposal

Since most pollution comes from our streets and neighborhoods, you can make a difference by properly recycling and disposing of your own trash and unwanted items.The mercury in just a few batteries, CFLs and old thermometers can contaminate millions of gallons of Bay water. 

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Pharmaceutical Disposal

Don’t flush your unwanted medications -- take them to a safe disposal facility. The fish in the Bay will thank you! 

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Healthy Bay Beaches

San Francisco Bay waters have something for everyone. Whatever your passion, it’s important to know about Bay water quality before heading out to the beach.

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Want to do more? Volunteer to clean up trash along the shoreline.