Community Question Corner: Where can I dump my grass clippings?

Recently the City has seen an increase in individuals dumping grass leaves or other items on City property. It is illegal to dump any items on municipal property, NOC 9-5-2, and there will be fines and possible criminal prosecution for violations. This is especially true for dumping within designated wetlands, or waterways, where blockages can cause flooding or other issues. Severe fines may be levied against anyone violating dumping provisions in near waterways and wetlands. If you live in an area where there is a split rail fence which separates your home or a trail from a marsh, stream, or bog, it is likely the area is a federally protected wetland where federal fines may be imposed. We do not want to see any of our residents be prosecuted for a violation of the local, state, or federal laws. Please help remind your neighbors of the dumping requirements and remember we have a green waste pit which accepts these items for a minimal charge. We appreciate our residents’ willingness to follow the rules. Please let us know if you have any questions about where you can dump yard waste and other items.

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