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Keep fallen leaves out of streets

Leaves raked or blown into streets will leach nutrients into stormwater runoff and contribute to pollution in our local waterways. Leaf litter can also plug storm drains and increase flooding.

Better options:

  • Mulch leaves in place with your lawnmower to put valuable nutrients back into the soil
  • Gather leaves and other “yard waste” into a compost pile and let overwinter and decompose for use as fertilizer next growing season
  • Check-in with your city or town hall to find out how to dispose of your leaves locally
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