Environmental Stewardship & Continuous Improvement in Solid Waste Management

Leave the Leaves

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: September 29, 2023

Why rake, bag and leave carbon emissions  driving leaves to the Recycle Center? (or spend $$$ on the cost of gas!)

Leave the leaves to fertilize your lawn, perennials, bushes and trees.

With weekly mowing over the next several months, mulching your leaves is quite manageable. However, there are always the large trees with so many leaves…that mower mulching might not keep up.

Rake those leaves and bag/store them for your compost pile, or use them as bedding around perennials, ornamental grasses, bushes and trees.

Your lawn will thank you, and your pocket book too.