Eastland Ordinance Prohibits Blowing Vegetation into Street

grass in streetThe City of Eastland would like to remind everyone under City Ordinance Sec. 9-19 – Depositing, dumping or burning, it is unlawful for any person to throw, place, dump or deposit of any tree trimmings, hedge trimmings or any other cuttings or trimmings of weeds, flowers or other vegetation on or in any gutter, street, sidewalk, parkway, driveway, curb, alley or any other public property of the city, or in or on any lot, vacant or occupied, driveway or other private property in the city.

When mowing property be sure your mower is depositing the cuttings onto the property and not into or upon the street, gutter, sidewalk, or alley.

Many do not realize by blowing their grass clippings into the street, those clippings can stop up a storm drain causing severe flood damage to properties in the event of heavy rains. The clippings, when left on the street also promote weed growth as well as the premature breakdown of the surface of the street.

Please do your part when maintaining your property by using a bagging system, sweeping up the clippings or the best alternative is to blow the clippings back onto the property to use as an organic fertilizer.

For further information on this or other City matters, please contact Eastland City Hall at 113 E. Commerce or 254-629-8321. To read more of the Ordinances of the City of Eastland go to www.cityofeastland.com.