If you live in Dallas and blow your grass and leaves into the street you will pay a fine.

Dallas, Texas
July 2, 2016 10:47pm CST
Yes, indeed, it is a FACT, Jack! If you use a blower to blow grass clippings and/or leaves into the street or directly into the drainage outlets along the curbs after mowing the lawn and the City of Dallas catches you in the act or if you are reported by a neighbor and they have some kind of video proving it, you will be fined up to $2,000.00 for the violation. Read more about this below: -source: NDNA
      Code Compliance The City of Dallas is divided into seven (7) Community Code districts with offices located throughout the City. The districts are responsible for the enforcement of over 900 City ordinances intended to keep your neighborhood clean and
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@shivamani10 (9973)
• Hyderabad, India
3 Jul 16
Oh!!very nice to hear that. Have anybody paid such fine?
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
I imagine not. That is a pretty big fine. Most likely they won't pay it and get a citation to go to court then they will either spend time in jail or be given some time to make payments. 2 thousand bucks is a lot of money. I hope people can start reading their water bills because that is where the message was placed so everyone who pays for water and sanitation services in our city will get the message and prehaps think twice before stopping up the sewers.
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• Hyderabad, India
3 Jul 16
@lookatdesktop : What do they use for sweeping. Don't they use Vacuum Cleaners?
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
@shivamani10 My dad taught me the old school method. Broom and bag. It's that simple. And of course, a little bit of elbow grease.
@JohnRoberts (39197)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jul 16
Logically those clippings should be swept up and disposed of properly so I don't find this ordnance oppressive.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
It doesn't oppress me. I have common sense, but I see it all the time. Those fools who like to blow stuff out into the streets to get it into the drainage system deserve to pay a hefty fine for their ignorance.
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@JohnRoberts (39197)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jul 16
@lookatdesktop It's just laziness on their part. We all hate city fines and laws but this one justifiably punishes the lazy.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts and the clowns as well, those who do it just for spite. lol
@jstory07 (57358)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Jul 16
That is a big fine to have to pay.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
It has to be done this way to wake the community up. People are so lazy that if I had a way of making them just smell the coffee they would ask for payment for their efforts.
@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
3 Jul 16
We have the same law, we have no right to blow our vegetable garbage (grass, leaves and so on) into the street or into other private properties. I think that it's a good thing, because I would be very upset to see a neighbor doing something so rude.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
I am with you on this. I am happy that you share my feelings on this matter. Those who do continue to act disrespectfully of their neighbors and their community will be, at least in Dallas county, pay the price.
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@LadyDuck (118874)
• Switzerland
4 Jul 16
@lookatdesktop It's not hard to blow everything in a corner and then to dispose in a compost bin.
@Corbin5 (79142)
• United States
3 Jul 16
That is one hefty fine. We cannot blow leaves and grass in the street her either, but not sure if there is a fine. Being a Chicago suburb, I am sure there is a fine. We bag all in the appropriate big-degradable bags and place a pricey sticker, required, on each bag for pickup.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
That is great. The city takes these bags and uses the mulch to fill in areas around land development I believe and this is a good thing.
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@LoriAMoore (9745)
• United States
3 Jul 16
When we had a yard, we always used a catching thing on the back of the mower to pick up the grass and never blew anything into the street.
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• Dallas, Texas
3 Jul 16
Yea but that doesn't help because the mulch from the clippings actually puts back the soil that has been removed so it doesn't eventually lose the soil. If it is always sucked up in a bag and never replaced the soil will eventually go lower and lower and the basic thing is mow the grass regularly so the mulch from the clippings will actually add nourishment to the soil. and that is a good thing.