Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em

Fall is here and Ossining residents are throwing away their readily available no-cost mulch and soil amendment – leaves.  Information about the benefits on leaf composting/mulching, as many Westchester communities are actively pursuing positive change in the current costly, wasteful and environmentally unsound practice of street leaf pick up.

Some info:

Westchester Love ‘em and Leave ‘em:

Cornell Cooperative Extension PDF:

Westchester County pdf:

Bedford: Leave leaves alone:


Leaf Blowers – create noise & air pollution, and destruction of topsoil.  Rye imposed a seasonal ban – which is a good start, although leaf blowing at any time is detrimental to topsoil and all the living organisms which it supports: .