It is part of Douglas County’s mandate to educate businesses about the impacts of certain practices on the stormwater system and the quality of the protected ‘waters of the state’. Improper disposal of yard and landscaping wastes is a violation of the Douglas County Stormwater Ordinance.
Grass clippings and leaves blown or swept into storm drains or into the street harms waterways and our creeks. Storm drains flow into pipes and into drainage ways. When anything but rain and snowmelt goes down the storm drain, it can become a drainage problem. Improper disposal of landscape wastes, including leaves and grass clippings, has the potential to impact water quality and cause drainage problems during a storm event.