Nature always does double duty. First it puts on a show by washing color over our landscapes with vibrant leaves and then as the leaves fall, time converts the nutrients from the leaves back into the soil. This cycle is how nature handles yard waste.
As a reminder – yard waste should never be placed in home (curbside, single stream) recycling carts or placed in recycling bins at community recycling drop-off centers. We should also all avoid placing yard waste in our garbage.
In the fall, leaves make up a significant portion of the composition of yard waste. ReWorks, being the solid waste management authority for all of Summit County, is charged with managing and reducing what goes into our landfills. Composting yard waste is one way to reduce our landfill use. And of course, it has the added benefit of keeping nutrients available for plants, trees, soil microbes, and fungi. Visit www.summitreworks.com/yardwaste for tips and information for managing yard waste.