Fall is here and so are the leaves!
Help keep New Town looking fabulous this fall by properly disposing of leaves and refraining from blowing them on streets or common ground.
Blowing leaves onto the street can be dangerous and is generally not recommended for several reasons:
- Safety Hazard: Leaves on the street can create slippery and hazardous conditions for vehicles and pedestrians. Wet leaves can be especially treacherous, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries.
- Impaired Visibility: Accumulated leaves on the street can obstruct road markings, traffic signs, and other important visual cues for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. This impaired visibility can lead to accidents and injuries.
- Drainage Issues: Piling Leaves on the street can clog storm drains and sewers, potentially leading to localized flooding during heavy rains. This can damage property and disrupt traffic.
- Environmental Impact: When leaves are blown onto the street, they can end up in stormwater systems and eventually flow into rivers, lakes, or other bodies of water. This can negatively impact water quality by introducing pollutants and excess nutrients.
It is generally best to collect leaves and dispose of the properly. This can include composting them, using them for mulch, or bagging them and having them removed from the property.
The General Assembly will remove leaves on common ground or lots that are maintained by the General Assembly. They will not remove leaves blown onto the street.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep New Town safe and fabulous this fall.
For information regarding yard waste services from the City of St. Charles please click the link below.