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Disposal of Leaf Debris

Post Date:10/06/2017 4:16 PM

Fall is upon us and the City of Sioux City would like to remind residents not to dispose of leaves in streets, detention basins, creeks, ditches, or drainage ways. City street sweepers are not designed to collect/remove leaves from City streets. Depositing leaves in the street can result in blocked storm inlets which cause local flooding, and has a negative impact on water quality as our City’s stormwater flows to local waterways untreated. It is also a violation of City Code Section 17.08.030, which states that no person shall throw any grass, weeds or other debris of any kind or nature into any of the cement gutters in the streets or alleys of the city. Homeowners are responsible for proper disposal of fallen leaf debris. Below are options for disposing of yard waste.

  1. Residential garbage container - All yard waste, including leaf debris, can be placed in your residential garbage container. Yard waste can remain loose and should not be bagged if placed in your container.
  2. Yard waste bags - If you do not have enough room in your garbage container you may use paper yard waste bags, which can be purchased at any hardware store. A solid waste sticker must be attached to each bag. Stickers are available for $1.00 at City Hall, Hy-Vee, Fareway, Walmart, and Laurence’s Foods.
  3. Citizen’s Convenience Center (CCC) – Leaf and grass clippings are accepted at the CCC for composting free of charge for Sioux City residents. There is a fee charged to commercial lawn care businesses for disposal of leaf/grass debris.
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