Why should you rake your leaves? It’s simple: to protect the environment. Leaves decompose and restock the soil with nutrients and organic matter. Leaves can also wash down the street and into the storm drain.
These leaves then go directly into lakes and rivers where the nutrients feed unwanted algae growth. When algae dies and decomposes it uses up oxygen that fish and native plants need. It is important to rake up the leaves and keep them out of our streams and lakes. One bag of leaves adds nutrients for about 100 pounds of algae to grow.
Options to dispose of leaves:
If you have questions, contact Roseville Public Works at 651-792-7004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.