Yard clipping in public roadways is considered littering, clean it up

Sumner Newscow report — The City of Wellington Building and Codes Department would like to remind our citizens about the proper disposal of yard clippings. 

“We have received several complaints of yard clippings in public roadways,” said Jeremy Jones, Wellington Public Works Director. “Yard clippings are considered a form of littering according to Wellington City Code.”

Section 28-20 – “Littering shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, rubbish, garbage and trash, including tree limbs, yard clippings, paper, metal, plastic, glass, eggs, tomatoes, and similar items.” 

Side discharge mowers should blow to the inside of the yard for the first couple of passes to prevent large amounts of grass in the street, like the example below. If this is not possible, it is the responsibility of the mower operator to clean the grass out of the street. 

Please remember yard debris can be disposed of at the Compost Site for free. 

Compost Site hours are Monday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If everyone maintains their yards and properly disposes of yard clippings, this will reduce drainage issues and generally make for a more aesthetically pleasing community. 

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