The village of Elburn will crack down on people who dump grass clippings and lawn debris on roadways and bicycle paths.
Elburn Police Chief Nicholas Sikora said police will issue citations to anyone caught violating the local littering ordinance 624.06, which will carry an initial fine of $80.
Sikora said the village is making a statement “in the interest of safety for bicycle and motorcycle riders in the village of Elburn as we move into the warmer months.”
He said grass clippings and shrub debris are among the most common hazards on roadways.
“Those loose grass clippings can cause a motorcyclist or bicyclist to lose control as they ride over them and potentially lead to a crash,” he said. “We ask all residents and business owners to please take care to ensure that as you cut your grass and shrubs that you don’t blow the clippings out onto the roads.
“Please be mindful of the safety hazards that may be associated with these routine property maintenance items, and remember to clean the sidewalks off also if you have them in your neighborhood.”
SOURCE: village of Elburn Police Department news release