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Have you heard of this?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWnENFORCER, Apr 30, 2002.


    LAWnENFORCER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    In Austin TX you can actually be fined for leaving grass clippings in the street. I saw a story about it on the news a while back. It is a city ordinance, because they SAY that it makes grass grow in the street.

    I guess the scrubs will have to get their brooms and dust pans out.

    Just wondering if you all have ever heard of anything like this.


  2. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    i think our local little town here has the same thing. a friend of mine's brother was cutting their yard (about 20 years ago) and the local PD stopped him and told him he better clean it off the street. they didn't mention what kind of fines he'd face.
  3. perfection lawn care

    perfection lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    It is also that way in certian places in my area, but they claim it clogs the street drains instead!!
  4. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    In California it is part of the new stormwater regulations that are inforced. Some local companies that do contract work for the city have been fined after receiving warnings. There are actually a team of stormwater code compilance officers that drive around and look for violations to inforce. At least for now it is a statewide mandate, but will probably spread to other states that have coastal areas.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Guess they are afraid of mowing the streets. haha. Nitrogen in the asphalt. :rolleyes:
  6. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    It’s the pesticide n fertilizer residue that they are concerned with …..we have the same issue here at Cocoa Beach
  7. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    I wish they'd enforce it here. It might force some of my "competition" to raise their rates since they'd actually have to stay on the job long enough to make the place look better...
  8. the point man

    the point man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Same here in New York State. It is illegal to deposit or leave
    ANYTHING on a public street, whether city, town, county or
    state-owned. I think it's a good law when it's enforced with
    common sense. My idiot cousin is the sloppiest snowplower
    in the world. He leaves half the snow from a driveway in the
    street, even after he was tagged for it once. If you leave
    clippings in the street, you're not doing a very thorough job
    for your customer.

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