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The City of Galion greatly appreciates all residents who make an effort to mow and maintain their lawns. However, we would like to remind residents that it is prohibited to blow or sweep grass clippings into public streets and sidewalks. This is because grass can blow into storm drains and cause unnecessary clogs and maintenance issues.
Depositing grass clippings into the street is prohibited under section 521.08 of the city ordinances. Residents caught doing so will be charged with a third-degree misdemeanor.
Grass clippings and other yard waste may be taken to the Taylor Road composting facility, which is open on the third weekend of the month. The next opening is June 15 and 16 from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. both days. This is a free service for residents of Galion and Polk Township.
521.08: (b) No person shall throw, place or deposit, or permit to be thrown, placed or deposited, or permit to remain, in any manner whatsoever, any grass, grass clippings, leaves, brush or other organic materials on public land and easement, lot, sidewalk, street, or street right of way, unless it is placed in an appropriate container, and is scheduled to be picked up within twenty-four hours by a hauler licensed to operate within the City limits.