GOT LEAVES? GET COMPOST! Instead of paying for leaf pickup, bring your CLEAN** bagged leaves (residential leaves only, no branches or other yard waste) to CCE-Tompkins during the dropoff period from Monday, November 6 through Saturday, November 18.
Gardeners and composters are invited to come between 10:00am and 1:00pm on November 18 to take leaves to mulch beds and to use as "browns" for your compost piles. Master Composters will be on hand to teach composting, and in particular how to use leaves over the winter for better compost. Households may also take up to 5 gallons of FREE screened compost (bring your own container). For more information, contact Adam Michaelides at 272-2292 x 124 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**by CLEAN we mean bags of residential leaves, raked up from your lawn or garden beds only. Leaves raked from the street often contain trash or contaminants from cars and road runoff. No branches, large stems, or other garden debris. No poison ivy or leaves from Black Walnut trees (which contain a toxin that inhibits plant growth).
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555