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Keep Leaves and Grass Out of Storm Drains

Leaves

Fallen leaves and grass clippings can plug storm drains, flooding our roads and harming our creeks. When grass clippings and too many decomposing leaves are put in our streams, unnaturally high levels of nutrients can harm aquatic wildlife.

The Bellingham Municipal code prohibits yard waste disposal down storm drains or onto city streets, BMC 15.42.050. To prevent flooding and maintain water quality, do not leave yard waste to decompose on creek banks.

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