Environmental Programs & Responsibilities

Spring Clean-Up

Service numerous subdivisions by providing them with containers for disposal

Disposal containers are not taken to a landfill, but to a recycling organization that separates the items and recycles them. Thus minimizing the amount of garbage into the landfill


Educate the public through literature and our website on non-source point pollution and how it can be minimized in our community (i.e car washing, animal waste, proper disposal of oil, minimize use of fertilizers, and pesticides on lawns and garden, and watering procedures).


  • Triple separation catch basins with annual catch basin cleaning
  • Biodegradable soap used on cleaning trucks 
  • Rubber mats are used during oil changes to eliminate any oil that can run into the drain
  • Garbage pick up on roads and right of ways 
  • Street sweeping 3 to 4 times a year
  • To minimize salt run off, after loading the trucks excess salt is scraped back into the protective bin 
  • Motor oil, antifreeze, and oil filters are all recycled
  • Storm Sewer
  • Erosion control through the use of RipRap, Straw Matting and Floc Logs to eliminate debris and sediment from entering the waterways, streams, creeks and rivers 
  • Annual manhole cleaning to remove sediment and debris before it can enter the water ways

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

  • One of the most aggressive townships to fulfill the NPDES requirements
  • Attend meetings at Lake County Storm Water Management Commission (LCSMC)
  • Development and implementation of programs for the Township (i.e., pipe mapping)
  • Gathering and entering of information into Geographic Information System (GIS) computer software
  • Attend pertinent workshops