Residents and landscapers are reminded to keep grass clippings out of the street and the Township's storm drains. Blowing grass and other yard debris into the sidewalk, street, or storm drainage system is also a violation of the Township's stormwater ordinances.

Grass clippings, leaves, and other lawn debris can clog storm drains, resulting in street and private property flooding. Storm drains flow directly to local waterways, and grass treated with pesticides and fertilizers can pollute our waterways. In addition to environmental harm, you may be creating a safety hazard. Wet clippings can create a slippery and dangerous surface for traveling motorcyclists and bicyclists when blown into the street.

Using a mulching mower puts clippings back into the turf and keeps the nutrients where they belong. Should you choose to use a discharging mower, please be sure to point the blower toward your property (away from the street) to prevent clippings from leaving the lawn. When finished mowing, please be sure to use a blower, broom, or rake to clean up any grass clippings or debris that have inadvertently made their way to the sidewalk or street.

The Township will begin street sweeping shortly and they will continue to get cleaner each time they are swept if we keep them as clear of debris as possible between street sweepings.

Thank you for keeping the Township of Clinton and our waterways clean and safe!

Click here for Ordinance 1197-2024