Yard waste management is an important part of keeping our community looking good. But it is also extremely important to make sure you don't accidentally pollute our streams and water ways. Blow clippings back on to the lawn instead of into the street, and never down a storm drain. Keep your mower blade sharp and never cut more than one third of the length of the grass blade.
Use a mulching blade on your lawn mower or capture the grass for mulch. Blowing excess grass into the street travels to the creeks and reduces water quality by adding nutrients for unwanted bacterial and algae growth.