HAPPY FALL! Have you already started your outdoor fall cleanup, or are you making plans as the leaves start to to turn? Here are a few reminders to keep in mind!
(SPOILER ALERT: PUTTING YARD WASTE into your RECYCLING OR TRASH is a BIG NO!)
✅ If you live in an area where you can rake your leaves into the woods - do that! They will break down over the winter, returning important nutrients to the soil.
✅ Have a compost pile? Add dried leaves as your brown matter to keep your pile healthy and working hard to breakdown material.
✅ Mow leaves into your lawn for an added boost of nutrients (and leave the grass clippings as well!)
✅ Check to see if your town or city offers a yard waste collection program and schedule. You can find this information on your town or city website.
✅ DO NOT put grass clippings, leaves, sticks, or plants into your recycling or trash. Yard waste DOES NOT break down in landfills (due to a lack of oxygen and microorganisms) and ultimately takes up valuable landfill space.