Information for Lake Owners

Special thank you to Brenda, Nordin from the DNR with this information on questions you may have about cleaning your lawn in the fall.

“It is that time of year again when the questions come in about dumping the grass clippings and leaves in the lakes or waterways. This is of no surprise to you, but this contributes to nutrient loading and is just a gross thing to do.  However this little tidbit may be new information.  This is actually considered littering and has fines associated with it:

Littering

Under 10 gallons-$200.50

10-30- $263.50

Over 30- $389.50

Here are some good educational handouts to read:

https://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/GWQ063.pdf

http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/GWQ044.pdf

https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/uploadedFiles/Media/PDF/Parks_and_Land_Use/Recycling/Yard_Waste/GRASS%20CLIPPINGS%20–%20WHAT%20CAN%20YOU%20DO.pdf

Have a great fall!

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