Monday, February 28, 2011

Yard Waste in the Streets

If yard waste, such as leaves, grass clippings, weeds, prunings, brush and small twigs, is disposed of along a creek or in a storm drain, it can have a negative impact on the community.

What Can You Do?

>  Never allow yard waste to be washed down or put into storm drains

>  Do not sweep or blow grass clippings along the street or into a storm drain

>  Do not dump grass or yard waste onto a creek bank or area where it will be washed into creeks and rivers

>  Control soil erosion on your property by planting native trees and ground cover to stabilize erosion prone areas

>  Compost leaves, brush, grass clippings and other yard waste

>  Mow grass higher and leave grass clippings on the lawn to retain moisture and provide nutrients to the soil as they decompose

>  Do not overwater your lawn or garden. This may increase leaching of fertilizers to ground and surface water.

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  1. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Yard waste should be part of the overall Solid Waste/Recycle mandatory service. Yard Waste is waste, and should be handled accordingly and on a mandatory basis.

  2. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Who are we supposed to go to report people throwing yard waste into storm sewers or into the streets? No one you contact seems to be interested.