Community Leaf Collection/Composting

  • Location
    Lakewood, Colorado
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The Problem

We hope to divert fall leaf waste from the landfill and put it to better use as compost. Our youth groups will connect with our neighborhood seniors and donate time and energy to clean up their fall leaves for them. At the collection point, we hope to educate neighbors and the benefits of backyard composting and how to set up a backyard compost system.

Our Plan

Our project will provide a collection point for neighbors to bring their fall leaves for composting. We have worked with our local schools to establish a collection point and coordinated youth groups to assist seniors in raking their fall leaves. We have arranged for a Master Composter to educate neighbors on the "Whys and Hows of Backyard Composting". Neighbors who compost can take donated leaves to their compost piles and the remaining leaves will be placed in a dumpster for composting at a local facility.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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