||Yard Waste Disposal
Composting in Spencer County
leaves begin to change colors, showing off
bright yellows, oranges,
and reds – Enjoy! Before long, those leaves will
be brown and spread
over the ground.
you do with fall leaves?
has not been banned by
our new Trash Burning Ordinance, we still don't
recommend it. Leaf
burning releases many pollutants into the air.
Smoke from just 5 pounds
of burning leaves creates a full pound of
pollution. Leaf burning can
create health hazards for children, the elderly,
and people with
breathing difficulties. As with other
burning, leaf burning can
nearby properties at risk.
ways you can reuse fall leaves in your own
with a mulching mower (or a mower with the
bagger removed) and
let them stay on the grass. These
shredded leaves will provide a
protective winter cover and decompose by
you have lots
of leaves, you’ll need to mow often during the
weeks with the heaviest
with your bagging mower. The mower will shred
the leaves as it picks
them up, creating great mulch. Use the leaf
mulch in your gardens or
whole leaves to your compost pile. Shredded
leaves will decompose
faster, but whole leaves will also break down
compost. Mixing fall leaves with over-ripe
fruit and vegetables and
grass clippings will help the material
decompose more quickly. If
you want more
information about composting call our office.
If you live in the City of Rockport, you can
leaves at the curb where they will be collected.
guidelines and collection dates, contact City
Hall at 649-2242.
Chrisney, Dale, Gentryville, Grandview,
Richland, and Santa Claus should contact
their local officials to ask about leaf or brush
residents can drop off fall leaves, as well as
brush and limbs, west of
Chrisney Drop-Off Center, near our office. The
yard waste drop-off is
open Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.
This is the only site
that accepts yard waste of any kind!
bag your leaves or brush, you will be asked to
empty the bags and
take the empty bags with you.