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LEAF SEASON--YOU SHOULD MULCH YOUR LEAVES---OUR NEXT BIG INITIATIVE: ORGANIC RECYCLING
Release Date: October 16, 2014

This is leaf collection season. It’s so easy and inexpensive to mulch your leaves instead of placing them in bags. Leaf mulching is great for lawns. There is a great website: LELENY.ORG that has lots of information about mulching.  
If you are a homeowner, you can shred ’em using a mulching lawn mower, a leaf shredder, a leaf vacuum/shredder, or even a do-it-yourself setup using a weed whacker inside a trash can.
The LELENY.ORG also updates their website with names, phone numbers of landscapers who mulch in place if you hire a landscaper. This year the village of Irvington joined Greenburgh and many of the villages in the town by halting loose leaf pickups. As Mayor Brian Smith of Irvington stated “while it might seem like we voted to cut the services that we offer our residents I’d like to think we voted to spend your money more wisely.”
KINDS OF LEAF MULCHING EQUIPMENT YOU COULD USE…
Electric Mulch Mower
Electric Mulch Mower
Leaf Shredder
Leaf Shredder
Leaf Vacuum
Leaf mulching website links:  LELENY.ORG website
SPEAK TO YOUR LANDSCAPER AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO OFFER MULCHING SERVICES….TELL THEM TO CONTACT LELENY.ORG IF THEY MULCH SO LELENY.ORG CAN PUBLICIZE THE GOOD WORK THEY DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY.
 
Here are the direct links:
 

PSAs:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18080208/LELE/%E2%80%A2%20video/LELE%20PSA%20720x480%20for%20web%20streaming.mp4
  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18080208/LELE/%E2%80%A2%20video/LELE%20PSA%20720x480%20SD%20MPEG2%20for%20cable.mpg
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX7BhcFqxwE
Paul Feiner
Greenburgh Town Supervisor
 
Ps: Leaf mulching is catching on. I’m pleased that Greenburgh was one of the first localities in Westchester to actively promote mulching. Our next big initiative: promoting organic recycling. Had a great meeting with representatives of the Greenburgh Nature Center, School Lunch Recycling (www.schoollunchrecycling.com), school officials from the town and village officials. We’re going to work very hard rolling out a plan to encourage students, businesses and the community to take the next steps and support organic recycling. We could reduce the amount of waste and garbage by 30%.  This will be a major initiative of the town. I will be recommending in my 2015 budget that the town contract with the nature center to organize the organic recycling initiative.
 
 
 
 
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