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Posted on: May 25, 2018

What You Need to Know About Grass Clippings

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The City of Newton is asking residents to keep all grass clippings or other yard waste out of the City streets and alleys. Please direct your mower away from the street and back onto your property, and remove any clippings that may have been accidentally blown in the street or on public sidewalks.

The City of Newton would like to remind all residents that it is “unlawful” to deposit these materials onto any City streets or public sidewalks at any time pursuant to Section 94.02(C) of the City of Newton’s Code of Ordinances.

Proper disposal of your yard debris is a simple, yet significant way to help reduce storm water pollution. When debris enters the storm sewer intakes, it becomes wet and quickly decomposes adding unnecessary nutrients to our storm water system. The storm water system ultimately discharges these unnecessary nutrients into our streams, and eventually into area rivers. Grass clippings, leaves, sediment, and other debris can also plug the storm sewer intakes and pipes, causing flooding.

Click here to download the "What You Need to Know About Grass Clippings" flyer.

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