Compost your leaves and pumpkins this fall by dropping them off at any one of the 36 seasonal drop-off locations including the three City landfills. This year's program runs from September 25 to November 8.
Yard waste makes up almost a quarter of the garbage from an average home. This takes up landfill space and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. The Leaf & Pumpkin Composting program routinely brings in more than two million kilograms of material that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Leaves and pumpkins collected through the program will be composted.
Here are some quick tips about this year's Leaf & Pumpkin composting program:
- Paper yard waste bags are preferred! You can usually find them in the same aisle as garbage bags at most grocery, hardware and garden retailers.
- Only leaves and pumpkins are accepted. Please do not include rocks, branches, soil or sod.
- This program is for residential use only.
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