Here are some alternatives to leaf burning
which should be considered.
1. Bag leaves in biodegradable paper bags,
or label a reusable container with a yard waste sticker, available at the
Village Hall. Palos Parkôs contract with Allied Waste Services includes
the disposal of yard
2. Use a shredding lawn mower to shred
leaves. These can remain on the lawn and the pieces will disappear and not
contribute to thatch build up. These shredded leaves can also be added to
trees or added to a compost pile.
3. Permit wild areas to grow up in corners
and along boundaries of your yard. Here, leaves can be allowed to remain
and you can also add excess leaves. Native plants will volunteer to grow
and the birds,
and wild life will be attracted to the area.
Leaves can be an asset to your maintenance