The City of Storm Lake has issued a reminder to residents regarding the disposal of leaves.
City officials say when removing leaves from yards and properties, they should not be raked or blown into streets. Leaves that are left in streets will eventually blow or wash into storm water drains, where they cause sewer line blockages, which would result in slow or no drainage of water following a rainfall. When colder weather develops, that can lead to dangerously icy situations.
The Buena Vista County Recycle Center accepts leaves and yard waste for free. The yard disposal site is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4pm throughout the year. During the fall leaves period, the BV Recycle Center is open extended hours on Monday and Wednesday evenings until 7pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm.