NYC residents, city agencies, and institutions in the city's leaf collection districts are required to recycle their fall leaves by setting them out in paper lawn & leaf bags (or unlined rigid containers) for Sanitation collection during designated time periods. For more info, go to Fall Leaf Collection Program.
If you have grounds with grass and trees, try mulch mowing or composting your yard waste. Both composting and mulch mowing are easier than you think and can provide many benefits, including improved soil quality and reduced water and fertilizer usage.
See the Composting Calendar for Institutional Grounds
Managers and Leave it on the
instructions on how to better manage your grass and
Hired commercial landscapers are not permitted to place clippings at
the curb for collection by the Department of Sanitation. See landscaper
waste for more info.
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