For 16 years, Delaware has banned leaf-burning, and this fall is no different.
The banktook effect in 1995 as a way to reduce pollutants in the air, including the possibility of ground-level ozone. Limited burning is allowed of fallen branches, limbs or shrubbery between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
So, what do you do about those big piles of leaves? Here is the guidance from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources:
Handling it on your own property by composting, including use of a mulching mower.
Arranging to have someone else collect your yard waste such as a landscaper or waste hauler.
Taking it yourself to one of many approved drop-off facilities statewide.
Developing a community-wide solution by creating your town or community’s own yard waste site.