EPA Trash Control Grant

EPA Trash Control Grant

MCSTOPPP Receives $685K from the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund

On August 20, 2019, the County Board of Supervisors accepted the grant funds on behalf of the Marin Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP). The funds will be used specifically for the purchase and installation of certified full trash capture devices that will be placed in prioritized locations throughout the County over the next two years, in accordance with each municipality’s Trash Reduction Implementation Plans.

The goals of this project are to:

  1. Improve water quality in the San Francisco Bay by reducing and preventing trash in stormwater discharges
  2. Monitor the success of MCSTOPPP implementations of trash pollution prevention
  3. Compare the operational effectiveness and maintenance requirements for a variety of devices
  4. Sharing lessons learned from trash control efforts regionally and statewide

To learn more about full trash capture devices in your community, check out our Full Trash Capture page.