Can I leave my grass clippings in the street or wash them into the storm drain?
It is a violation of the city code to leave your grass clippings in the street, curb or gutter. It is also a violation of the city code to blow them into the storm drain. Grass clippings are one of the primary causes of pollution on the Banana River Lagoon. They settle on the bottom of the canals and rivers, decompose into muck that chokes off sunlight reaching underwater vegetation which cannot survive without the sunlight. Fish and marine mammals need the vegetation to survive.

Violators are subject to fines by the City Code Enforcement Officers.

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1. Where should I put my yard waste to have it picked up?
2. Can I leave my grass clippings in the street or wash them into the storm drain?
3. I hired a contractor to trim my trees - should the contractor take the debris away?
4. I placed a large pile of yard debris next to the curb but the truck did not pick it up - can you tell me why?
5. Who should I call if my yard waste is not picked up as scheduled?