MADISON — The
state Department of Natural Resources is urging homeowners to
compost or mulch fallen leaves to keep them out of landfills and
reduce burning piles.
DNR officials say
composting means more room and landfill and less chance of errant
sparks from burning piles starting wildfires. Fewer burning piles
also helps maintain air quality.
The agency says
spreading composted leaves or mulching them in place by mowing can
provide lawns with essential nutrients such as carbon, phosphorus