Leaf Litter

leaf litter

 

Get wise about leaf litter.

Consider your options.

Mulch leaves in place with your lawn mower to put valuable nutrients back into your soil.

Gather leaves and other “yard waste” into a compost pile, let overwinter and decompose, and then use as fertilizer next growing season.

Offer your leaves to a neighbor who may be able to use them for composting.

Residential Brush can be brought to the Recycling Center located at the entrance at the Sewer Treatment Place on Route 16.

Did you know?

The combination of rainfall with leaves on our driveways, sidewalks, streets, and parking lots can produce stormwater runoff into local rivers, streams, and lakes that is loaded with nutrients. Proper use or disposal of leaves will help to minimize contamination of stormwater runoff and protect our water resources.


PERMITS ARE REQUIRED
Residents of Hopedale can purchase a permit sticker at the Recycling Center from an attendant for $10.
Hopedale’s Recycling Center Operating Hours:
April 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
Saturdays - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed during the Winter Months of January, February and March
For more information, call the Board of Health at 508-634-2203 Ext. 222.