Leaves and grass clippings that are dumped or stored near waterways or paved areas add to water pollution and clog storm drains causing flooding.
Here is what you can do about it:
Place raked leaves or lawn clippings in paper bags to be collected by the town.
Consider composting yard waste.
Keep paved areas and storm drains clear of leaves.
Keep bagged, piled, and mulched leaves on natural soil, a few feet back from paved areas.
Ensure that your lawn service is properly disposing of yard waste.
Reduce excessive lawn chemical use and always follow manufacturer’s directions.