It may not seem intuitive, but yard waste can cause pollution. You are required to manage it properly. Placing it near ditches and roads, creeks or lakes, or on the beach is illegal and causes pollution.
Fallen leaves can build up quickly at inlets to storm drain pipes and culverts, causing flooding during rain storms. If you see a storm drain that is clogged and can clear it without placing yourself in danger, please help by using a rake to remove the leaves and disposing of them properly.
To report a clogged storm drain or drainage problem on Whatcom County roads, call (360) 778-6400.
If You See Something, Say Something
Dumping yard waste in or near waterways such as ditches, creeks, or lakes is a violation of county, state, and federal laws. Call (360) 778-6210 and select option #2 (Stormwater) to report illegal dumping.