Why can’t I dump my natural material (yard waste, sticks, brush, compost, etc.) into the ravine on my property?

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Why can’t I dump my natural material (yard waste, sticks, brush, compost, etc.) into the ravine on my property?

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These materials get picked up during storm events and are carried into the drainage channel where they cause blockages of the drainage channel, pipes, and culverts. These blockages can cause flooding at downstream properties. • If I can’t dump my natural materials into the ravine, what can I do with them? The City has a drop off center that will take yard waste at 1309 Mill Street on Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM (small fee for yardwaste), the City has a subscription yard waste collection program (for a nominal fee), and the City has a free leaf pick up program in the fall. Please contact the City at 732-2200 for more information on these programs or if you have any questions on how to dispose of your natural materials. • How do I dispose of household hazardous materials? Scott County, Iowa has a Household Hazardous Material facility that will accept Rock Island County residents’ materials at no cost. Please call (563) 381-1300 for more information and to schedule a drop-off time. • My

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