Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to list the correct price of solid waste stickers.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — The City of Sioux City has sent out a release reminding residents how they are to dispose of their yard waste.
The city is asking residents not to dispose of grass clippings and leaves in streets, detention basins, creeks, ditches, or drainage ways.
In a release, the city says depositing grass clippings and leaves in the street can result in blocked storm inlets which can cause local flooding and have a negative impact on water quality in the city’s stormwater flows to local waterways untreated.
It is also a violation of the city code section, stating 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.
Options to dispose of yard waste:
- Residential garbage containers – All yard waste, including grass clippings and leaves, can be placed in your residential garbage container. Yard waste is preferred to be bagged if placed in your container for easier removal.
- Yard waste bags – If garbage containers are full, paper yard waste bags may be used and can be purchased at any hardware store. A solid waste sticker must be attached to each bag. Stickers are available for $1.50 at City Hall, Hy-Vee, Fareway, Walmart, and Bomgaars (Hamilton location only).
- Citizen’s Convenience Center (CCC) – Grass clippings and leaves are accepted at the CCC free of charge for Sioux City residents. There is a fee charged to commercial lawn care businesses for disposal of leaf/grass debris