Recycling Autumn Leaves

Effects on Saratoga Springs From Leaves

Street sweeping crews are scheduled to clean the streets once a year. However, leaves that pile up in streets may not be picked up by the street sweepers and may be washed into storm drain inlets.

Leaves clog our gutters and storm drains causing street flooding every year. Overloading the Jordan River and Utah Lake with leaves can deplete the water of oxygen as the leaves decompose. Low oxygen levels harm fish.

Helpful Tips

  • Keep leaves out of street gutters and storm drains which lead directly to the river and lake.
  • Place leaves in your waste container which is collected weekly.
  • Compost the leaves and use the rich nutrients to enhance your garden.