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(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Report Road Salt Spillage

Clean Up Road Salt Excess

Ewing takes the requirements of our stormwater management ordinance very seriously. During winter ice and snow events applying road salt helps to lower the melting point of ice, allowing sidewalks, parking lots, and roadways to stay free of ice buildup. But there is a downside. Salts are also soluble. They can be toxic to aquatic life, and they are environmentally persistent: applying and storing them can cause them to mix with stormwater, leading to water quality problems.

Ewing’s Public Works Department asks for your help identifying road salt spills where and when they occur, so that we can respond quickly to remove the excess and keep our community safe.


De-icing materials are spread at the beginning of a snow/ice storm to prevent the bonding of snow or ice to the road surface. Operating the trucks that dispense road salt can be a visually difficult task. Visibility is reduced by the weather event itself and the need to work through the night depending upon the timing. Staff make every effort to avoid dumping excess road salt on our roadways, however, control of the equipment can be demanding and difficult in adverse weather conditions, causing occasional spillage. NJ State law requires the cleaning up of excess salt within 72 hours of the storm event.

“The permittee shall remove, within 72 hours after the end of the storm event, conditions permitting, piles of excess salt and deicing materials that have been deposited during spreading operations for reuse or proper disposal.”1

1. NJDEP| Bureau of NJPDES Stormwater Permitting and Water Quality Management | Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program

How You Can Help

As a member of the public, you can report road salt spills:

  • online, using the form below OR,
  • by calling Ewing’s Department of Public Works at 609-882-3382.