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Lake County, Ohio - Stormwater Management Department


In case of a stormwater related emergency, call local authorities or your road service department.


(440) 350-5900

105 Main St., Suite A305, Painesville

Fall Clean-up


This fall, what are you planning on doing with all those grass clippings, branches, huge piles of leaves, and other yard waste?  Keep one thing in mind when disposing of your yard waste; never dump wastes at the curb, into the storm drain in the street or on the banks of a nearby stream! Yard waste can clog the storm sewer system, leading to stormwater backups or flooding. Anything in a storm sewer or stream will wash directly to Lake Erie, untreated! Blow grass clippings off the roadway, sidewalk and driveway and back onto the lawn. Try composting, using a mulching mower, or using your neighborhood yard waste collection dates.  

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Never dump leaves or yard waste in the roadside ditch!

    Lake County Stormwater Management Department




    Stormwater Management Department: (440) 350-5900


    Questions? [email protected]