What can I do with my lawn waste?

The City encourages residents to properly compost waste or take advantage of yard waste programs in place. Residents can rake leaves to the curb (but not into the street or gutter which obstructs flow) for vacuuming or bag lawn waste. Leaves may be vacuumed from the roadside from October 17 - December 9th, although sticks are not allowed. Residents may bag yard waste, place a $2.00 City sticker on it and have it taken on their regular trash pickup day from April 4th - December 16th. The City will even pick up your paper yard waste bags without a sticker from October 17th - December 16th. Contact the Municipal Services Division at 309.524.2400 for more information. Branches may be set out with your regular trash pick up but they must be bundled in 4’ lengths and cannot be more than 1 foot in diameter. Special waste pickups are also available for large branches and other material for $140. Information about disposal of a wide range of material is available on our Municipal Services page.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What does “pervious” and “impervious” surface mean?
3. What is the stormwater utility fee?
4. How does a fee differ from a tax?
5. Why not use property taxes to pay for the storm sewer?
6. What services will be provided?
7. The City has already been doing the work.  Why can’t you continue the same way?
8. None of my water goes into the storm drains.  Why do I have to pay?
9. Can I get credits or discounts on my utility fee for installing a rain garden?
10. Does the City offer money or designs for rain gardens?
11. Why can’t I dump my grass clippings and lawn waste in the ravine anymore?
12. What can I do with my lawn waste?
13. My neighbor’s gutter downspouts and/or sump are directed to my property and are causing standing water in my yard. What can I do?
14. How do I report a clogged storm drain?
15. What can I do to help with stormwater issues?