Live Green and Earn Points


  • Nancy B. 6 years ago
    I have an easy idea..instead of bagging leaves and throwing them away..leave them where they fall! They don't harm a thing and it saves on transporting(gas~fumes)..wasted time..and you might even get others to do the same! I have been doing NOTHING with my many leaves for years. I would suggest keeping them out of your pathways though as it can get slippery walking on them depending what climate you live in. If I had a garden I would compost the leaves.
    • lisa l. 5 years ago
      I agree with you but some Hone Owners Associations have sets of rules that require leaf removal and if you don't do it, you can be fined heavily. Always check your HOA Manual to make sure you aren't going to be in violation. If you have a lawnmower that can mulch them for you, you can buy one of those collection bag add-ons to the mower, mow over them, suck them up and then use the mulch to protect any plants or shrubs that need help over-wintering. Also, one could start a compost bin and add food scraps to it. I like the Compost Tumbler machine thinbg for a couple hundred bucks that you just add your compostables and give it a turn with the handle. It has a vent and is good at quickly turning composted yard & food waste into high quality soil. You may have to add some compost starter, but it's worth it to never have to pay for organic compost again! Best wishes!
  • Susie C. 6 years ago
    I put yard waste in a separate bin. It's picked upon a weekly basis by a special truck, then carted off to a special processing facility that turns it back into energy. Food waste from my kitchen goes into a compost bin. Two or three times a year the contents of the compost bin are tilled into my small vegetable garden.
  • Sue C. 6 years ago
    The only organic waste I know of that is part of the curbside pickup is the collection of fall leaves using specific labeled bags for doing so. I think they get turned into mulch which is a beneficial nutrient for gardens.
  • lisa t. 6 years ago
    In our neighborhood, you can pay extra for a yard waste bin. We don't, though. We just take it to the local recycling center every time we clear the yard, since it's on our way to work and school! Also, I compost what I can.
  • Rachael D. 6 years ago
    I compost, but it takes sooooooooooo long. In Michigan we have such a short time where the temperature is high enough to really break down the compost.
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