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You Can Help Keep Our Waterways Clean

Post Date: 10/15/2018 12:20 PM

You Can Help Keep Our Waterways Clean

Don't "Leaf" Dedham’s water to chance this fall! The Town of Dedham is asking local businesses to help keep our water clean this fall by disposing of fall leaves properly. Leaves contain natural fertilizer that can cause water pollution when improperly disposed. They can also cause flooding when they block storm drains. This fall, make sure your employees and landscape contractors follow these simple steps:

  • Never dump or store leaves within 100 feet of wetlands or waterways, it's illegal
  • Have leaves and landscape waste disposed of properly at a commercial waste facility, or compost it on site in an area away from wetlands and storm drains
  • Keep paved areas and storm drains clear of leaves
  • Confirm that your landscape contractor is properly disposing of all your waste

Learn more at or get free technical assistance on stormwater issues by calling the Neponset Stormwater Partnership hotline at 781-575-0354 x 300 or the Dedham Conservation Commission 781-751-9210

 Thank you for helping to keep Dedham’s waterways clean for all!


Virginia LeClair

Environmental Coordinator, Town of Dedham




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