Yard Waste

Information for Residents

Stormwater pollutants find their way into what we drink and where we swim. Everything that goes into our storm drains – grass clippings, oil, pesticides, pet waste, whatever – makes its way to our creeks and lakes. It all adds up. Stormwater contamination is our biggest source of water pollution. Now that you Know Where It Goes, you can be part of the solution.

Learn More

Good water quality depends on us and we depend on good water quality. Ensuring good water quality starts with you! You can learn more about city-sponsored stormwater programs on our education page.

What You Can Do

  • Set an example by not littering.
  • Place only tied bags of trash outdoors.
  • Make sure trash cans have secure lids.
  • Keep your yard clean and free of things that may blow into the street and become litter.
  • Carry a litter bag in the car.
  • Volunteer to help pick up trash that would otherwise flow into our local rivers, creeks and lakes.
Report stormwater pollution or dumping of pollutants into stormwater drains by calling 972-547-7350.