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City service, or their own used tractors, can help Janesville residents deal with leaves

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Residents in a Wisconsin town will have a chance to get their fall leaves picked up.
Residents in a Wisconsin town will have a chance to get their fall leaves picked up.

Residents of Janesville, Wisconsin, have a chance at getting rid of their leaves, thanks to a program run by the municipality.

According to the Janesville Gazette, city workers will be through the area starting on November 8 to pick up leaves. The service will last until November 19.

Residents are encouraged to get their leaves into the street on their pickup day, but should keep them away from sewer openings and gutters, the paper said. Workers will be by to pick up the yard waste, which will then be composted for later use.

However, the Gazette noted consumers may be able to employ their own used tractors to provide compost for their lawns. Leaves can be mowed into small pieces, which are then put into a pile. The collection should be turned once in a while, and the result should be a mixture that can be used in gardens and on grass.

Not removing leaves can lead to a number of negative consequences. It can hurt grass by providing an environment where snow mold can develop.

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