7. Contain the Spill
It is illegal to dump fuel, oil or other contaminants into waterways, so don't use your bilge pump to jettison fuel. Likewise, if your boat's on a trailer, don't dump fuel onto the ground. Use absorbent pads to soak up the fuel, and then carry them in buckets to a hazardous-waste disposal site. Your marine patrol or marina manager can point you to the closest one. When transporting the soaked pads, avoid carrying them in an enclosed space such as a car trunk where fumes can accumulate.Instead, use the open bed of a pickup truck.