Please keep grass clippings out of the streets, city says

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Grass clippings clog the storm sewers and are hazardous for motorists.


Citizens are reminded that it is illegal to mow or place grass, leaves and other yard waste into the public streets.

City of Perry Code of Ordinances 135.03 states:

“It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit on any street or alley any  . . . grass, leaves, yard waste or debris  . . . which, if washed into the storm sewer, could clog the storm sewer. The Police Department and Public Works Department will monitor and enforce this regulation.”

Besides clogging the storm sewers, grass clippings in the streets can be slick, which causes a safety hazard to motorcyclists and bicyclists.

Be a good neighbor, and make certain that you don’t leave clippings in the street. Use a blower, and blow them back into the yard. Use a broom to sweep them up, or cut the grass in a manner that the grass gets thrown away from the street.

If you have any questions, call the Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481.

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