of Fallen Leaves
Our rainy season starts about the same time leaves are falling on our lawns, parking lots and streets. Properly disposing of leaves and debris helps keep storm drains clear which prevents flooding and protects fish!
Never sweep piles of leaves into storm drains or onto drainage grates. Leaves and branches should always be placed in yard debris containers for collection, or in a composting bin. If you notice leaves accumulating, please sweep them clear of the storm drain or place them in your cart as part of your yard waste collection service.
Storm drains in Redmond carry rainwater runoff directly into our streams, river or lake. Leaves and branches that wash down storm drains can cause flooding on streets and in parking lots, dam small streams and clog fish spawning beds. Decomposing leaves also reduce the amount of oxygen available to fish and other aquatic organisms.
Nothing but rain should flow down a storm drain. If you notice anything other than rainwater runoff flowing into a storm drain, or see some one intentionally dumping anything into a storm drain, please call the City’s Spill Hotline at 425-556-2868.
For information about disposal options for large quantities of yard debris, call Redmond’s Recycling Program at