Fall Clean Up: Remember your curbs and gutters

Fall Clean Up: Remember your curbs and gutters to protect our lakes and creek!

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 2.22.21 PMDid you know that just five bags of leaves and organic debris from streets and sidewalks could contain one pound of phosphorus?  Over time, this can lead to the growth of hundreds of pounds of algae.  

Cleaning up our curbs and gutters will prevent the highly nutrient-rich leaves and debris from entering rivers, lakes, and streams, reduces pollution at the source, and improves water quality in our community. Fight water pollution in the street near your home today.

What to do?

— Sweep up leaves, sediment, trash and recyclable materials on our streets.

— Clean out storm drains.

— Bag leaves in compostable bags for pick up by the city.  The last week of fall yard waste pick up is November 16, 2015.

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— Report the number of bags collected at lynnhurst.env.comm@gmail.com

 

More info is available at:

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/solid-waste/index.htm

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/publicworks/streetsweeping/index.htm

 

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