If you're picking up after Sandy's mess this weekend, be sure to separate out leaves as you rake and sweep. Starting Monday, November 5 the city will collect bagged leaves on trash and recycling days. You'll be doing your part by give leaves a second life as compost to feed parks and gardens across the city. Just be sure to follow these rules:
- Separate leaves and put them into paper bags. Leaves set out in other bags or containers may be mistaken for trash. Do not put leaves in plastic bags.
- Put out bags of leaves next to your trash and recycling on your regular trash day.
- Use as many bags as needed, maximum 40 lbs. each.
The program will run until Friday, December 14. For more information call the Streets Department's Customer Affairs Unit at (215) 686-5560 or hit up the website