Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide

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Refuse Containers: Stormwater Compliance Photo Comparison

Compliant Condition

Compliant Refuse Containers
Permanent Canopy Structure Protecting a Refuse Dumpster
This is an example of a refuse container that is protected from stormwater exposure by placing it underneath a permanent canopy structure.

Compliant Refuse Containers
Permanent Structure to Cover Garbage
This is another example of a refuse container system that protects the receptacles from being exposed to stormwater by placing it underneath a permanent canopy structure.

Compliant Refuse Containers
Receptacles w/ Permanently Affixed Lids -Properly
This an example of a refuse container system that protects the receptacles from being exposed to stormwater by providing placing refuse into containers with permanently affixed lids. Routine inspections are needed for this and the larger dumpster type receptacles, equipped with flip over lids, to assure that the lids are kept closed.

Non-Compliant Condition

Non-Compliant Refuse Containers
Oily Trash Container – No Cover
Stormwater can become contaminated by coming in contact with open containers with refuse and chemical residues that may be inside. All containers, including drums, garbage dumpsters, etc., should be kept covered in order to prevent stormwater coming in contact with the contents or residues inside the container that could leach into the stormwater and contaminate the environment.

Photo courtesy of Tetra Tech, Inc.