Is yard waste an illicit discharge?

Large amounts of yard waste can actually become harmful to our streams and creeks. Dumping yard waste into the storm drain system can be considered a violation of Lynchburg’s Illicit Discharge Ordinance. However, if residents are collecting leaves together along their curb line for the seasonal leaf collection programs, this is an exception. For questions regarding yard waste disposal, please refer to the trash collection page.

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1. What is an illicit discharge?
2. What is not an illicit discharge?
3. What are some examples of illicit discharges?
4. What information should be reported when calling in an illicit discharge?
5. Is yard waste an illicit discharge?
6. Where can used motor oil be thrown away?
7. Is water from swimming pools considered an illicit discharge?
8. What is an illicit connection?
9. What is the penalty for violators?