Mulching leaves with mowers is not the answer to leaf disposal issues. You cannot do it when they are wet, and the sheer volume of leaves on some properties make it an all day affair for landscapers to do properly and effectively.
The “solution “ proposed by advocates of mulching with mowers is not as simple as they make it out to be, and certainly works only under ideal circumstances. The maintenance of a “compost bin” is also highly impractical for most homeowners. If not properly managed it can become a smelly, insect ridden mess, which on small properties, usually tucked away at the property line, could and has become an issue between neighbors. Senior citizens will be especially impacted if they have to put leaves in paper bags.
Yonkers, Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Scarsdale are clean. The streets of New Rochelle are a mess. Look at the huge piles of leaves in the street. You will not be able to effectively deal with that sort of leaf volume through the use of some simple sounding solution like running them over with mowers.
Come back to the real world, Get the loaders and trucks out there and give the citizens of New Rochelle the services that they deserve.
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