Welcome to the Town of Greenburgh
News & Information  
  Select News to View

Please select the year.
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Back to Article List

LOVE EM AND LEAVE EM DISCUSSION ABOUT LEAF COMPOSTING AT TOWN BD MEETING WEDNESDAY
Release Date: October 25, 2010

Your Leaves: Love 'Em & Leave 'Em"
Wednesday, October 27, 7:30pm
Greenburgh Town Hall
177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY
 
 
On Wed., October 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Irvington Green Policy Task Force will be presenting "Your Leaves: Love 'Em and Leave 'Em", an environmentally-friendly cost-saving initiative to the Greenburgh Town Council during the Council meeting at Greenburgh Town Hall.

Fall leaves are a valuable resource that most homeowners let go to waste by having them blown into piles on the street, or raked into brown landscaping bags stacked curb-side, left for eventual town pickup. Leaf collection, hauling, and disposal is a huge annual cost to every municipality in our tree-lovely county!  Too often these curbside leaf piles spread out, or the bags tip over, washing leaves into the street, clogging storm drains, making roads dangerous for driving, and adding sediment and debris to the Saw Mill River and other rivers.  Additional cost is thus incurred because these storm drains must be cleared to avoid flooding.

As a homeowner, are there options?  Is there a better way?

Whether you pay a lawn care service or do it yourself, the easy and cost-saving answer is: Leave 'em in place! Shredding your leaves where they are on the lawn, using shredded leaves as a winter mulch on landscape beds, collecting shredded leaves into compost piles, or simply leaving your leaves under the trees in wooded areas are all examples of using nature's own method of turning old leaves into new soil.  In these stressful economic times, the "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" Initiative is not only "green", it just makes Cents! 


The public are welcome to come to the Town Hall for the presentation, or for more information and/or questions about mulching-in-place and composting of leaves, visit the Irvington Green Policy Task Force web-pages or write them at green@irvingtonny.gov.

Also contact:

Anne Jaffe Holmes
Coordinator of School Programs & Environmental Projects
Greenburgh Nature Center
REMINDER---DON’T LEAVE YOUR LEAVES ON TOWN STREETS. THE TOWN BOARD APPROVED A LAW A FEW YEARS AGO---AND HAS IMPOSED FINES WHEN LEAF PILES ARE PLACED ON TOWN ROADS.



Print this page Print this page Print this page Email this page Email this page




Contact Information | Home | Town Supervisor | Town Council | Town Clerk's Office | Tax Department | Departments | Documents & Forms | Town Code | GIS Maps, Tax and Assessment Information | Agendas & Minutes | Watch Live Board Meetings | Public Access TV On Demand | Links | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) | Employment Opportunities | Town Updates by E-Mail | Pay Parking Tickets Online | Tax Payment | Map to Town Hall
Use Mobile Site

Copyright © 2013 Town of Greenburgh, NY. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Cit-e-Net