The Macomb Public Works Department is reminding residents that it is illegal to deposit their leaves and grass onto city streets. The City of Macomb has the following ordinance against it.
“The City of Macomb Municipal Code Article 1. IN GENERAL; Sec.20.2. Deposit of waste and harmful materials in public places. (a) It shall be unlawful to throw or deposit on any street, alley, sidewalk, gutter or other public place any material which may be harmful to the pavements thereof, or any waste material, rubbish, grass, leaves, branches, glass, tacks, nails or other substances or articles.”
The rule is in place to avoid the city’s storm water inlet system becoming clogged, which would create a hazardous situation for drainage during rain events.
For residents that would like to dispose of yard waste, they can deposit it legally at the City Yard Waste Site. It is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.