In my neighborhood, there are so many trees along the road. So every day many leaves fall and everyday road-cleaning workers wastefully just burn it. I was hoping to use that waste in a more productive way. One idea I had was to dig it in somewhere for long time and it will become green fertilizers. I would like some other suggestions about how to use it. Please let me know to use this waste.


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Composting (to enrich soil and provide fertilizer) and for use as mulching material (to reduce water use and keep weeds down) are actually great ways to reuse these materials — especially if you use them to replace less-sustainable alternatives (e.g. water soluble chemical fertilizers and commercially-farmed mulches).

  • yeah nice way to reuse Apr 20, 2013 at 7:35

You can use leaves in vermicomposting as bedding and for extra layers between kitchen scraps.

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