Spring is here and most people are itching to get in their yards and clean up the debris winter left behind, but the City of Red Wing is asking people to NOT sweep their leaves, sticks, and leftover driveway salt into the street, thinking street sweepers will pick it up.
Inevitably, all those pollutants end up in the river, contributing to a serious problem.
Put the salt in the garbage, but not the leaves or sticks.
Yard waste can't go in the trash, but you can drop it off at the Waste Campus on Bench Street instead. They’ll turn it into free compost for the community to enjoy.