With the fall upon us it is important that we all play a role in keeping our streetside vegetation trimmed, sidewalks cleaned from slippery fall debris and leaves out of streets. Although the changing leaves are beautiful, they also can clog our storm drains and slow down our street sweepers. So, after the pumpkin spice latte is drained, please rake up the leaves and put them in the compost bin. Also, to prevent flooding when there’s a rainstorm, please keep an eye on storm drains near you and rake them clear of leaves and other debris when you have the chance.
Finally, so our City of Bellevue street sweepers can clean all the way to the curb, please trim back tree branches and shrubs that overhang the street or sidewalk. Encroaching vegetation can damage the sweepers.
In addition to trimming back trees and bushes, there are several other ways you can help keep our streets clean:
- Remove branches, large sticks and other debris from the road if you are safely able to do so.
- Keep the street clear of garbage and recycling containers, cars and other objects if possible, so the sweepers can clean all the way to the curb.
- Please do not dump or blow leaves into the street. Large piles of leaves can clog the storm drains creating flooding situations. If a storm drain appears blocked below the street surface, call 425-452-7840.
Thank you kindly for your support.
President – Horizon Crest Community Association