Leaves and Yard Waste Management

Raking leaves this fall?

Leaves don't belong in the street

Streets are part of our storm water drainage system. Leaves left in the street can enter storm drains and streams, increasing the risk of localized flooding and adding pollutants to our streams and rivers.

Leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste should be composted or placed in acceptable containers for Monday morning pick-up.

Yard Waste

Yard waste entering storm drains or streams increases the risk of flooding and adds pollutants to the environment.

Leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste should be composted or placed in acceptable containers for curbside pick-up.

Leaves and grass clippings should not be left along the street.

Yard waste should not be placed in or near streams and creeks

Yard waste clogs the stormwater system and must be removed by city crews to prevent flooding.

For more information, contact the City of Lawrence Stormwater Division of Public Works at (785) 832-3136.

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