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Yonkers Saves With "Love 'Em, Leave 'Em" Program This Fall

Last year the City of Yonkers announced that it would mulch the fallen foliage in all 44 of the municipality's parks.
Last year the City of Yonkers announced that it would mulch the fallen foliage in all 44 of the municipality's parks. Photo Credit: Matt Bultman

YONKERS, N.Y. -- As the leaves begin to fall, the Yonkers Love 'Em, Leave 'Em Initiative is asking residents to support leaf mulching.

Last year, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced that the city would mulch fallen foliage in city parks instead of hauling it to compost yards. The initiative was expected to reduce the city's $650,000 in tipping fees, which are the fees charged by landfills for haulers to unload trash.

This year, Yonkers LELE is asking residents to follow suit. The LELE website provides tips for homeowners who are looking for an alternative to leaving bags or piles of leaves on the curb side.

The organization has also posted a letter to its Facebook page that residents can give to the landscaping professional who cares for their lawn.

The letter explains the benefits of mulching and lists dates for free workshops that landscaping professionals can attend to learn more.

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