The City of Folsom provides cleanup services for residents through the Hazardous Materials Division. The Hazardous Materials Division cleans up hazardous materials spilled on public property around Folsom. These spills can occur for a number of reasons such as car accidents, broken hydraulic lines or illegal dumping. Even small spills can create potential environmental problems.
When it rains, contaminants are washed from the streets into the City of Folsom's storm drain system. All of the City's 1,400 storm drain inlets flow directly to the American River. The City of Folsom is responsible for ensuring that storm drain discharges into local streams meet state and federal standards. The City's storm drain discharges are regulated like any other point source water pollution discharge. The City's Hazardous Materials cleanup services are part of the Stormwater Quality Improvement Plan. (Click here to learn more about storm drain issues and how to receive FREE boat bilge pads to help with clean boating.)
Members of the City of Folsom Hazardous Materials Division staff are trained to respond to most types of hazardous material spills.
Often the City of Folsom encounters unknown substances. These substances have to be treated as if they are hazardous materials.
If you encounter a suspected hazardous materials spill or if you see someone disposing of items on the streets, in parking lots or in open areas and you believe that the spill is an imminent threat to public health or the environment, call 911.