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Feature Stories November 16, 2012  RSS feed

Drop Off Your Fallen Leaves At R’wood Collection Event

Will Be Used To Create Compost
by Robert Pozarycki

Ridgewood residents can recycle leaves which fell in front of their homes in recent weeks at a leaf collection event sponsored by the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association (RPOCA) scheduled to take place this Saturday, Nov. 17.

The neighborhood’s “Project Leaf Drop Off” will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Forest Avenue Triangle, located below the M train station at the corner of Forest and Putnam avenues.

A representative of the civic association will be on hand to accept bags full of fallen leaves from local residents. The leaves must be contained in clear plastic bags and must be brought to the collection site by the donor themselves.

No leaves will be accepted if they are contained within black, blue or white bags. Residents are advised to make sure there are no sticks or small branches mixed in with the leaves, as they may cause the plastic bags to break.

The collection event is being held in lieu of the Department of Sanitation’s leaf recycling program, which was suspended indefinitely due to budget constraints. The leaves will be used by the New York City Compost Project-Local Organics Recovery Program, which is based in Astoria, as fertilizer to produce new plants around the borough.