Plaxy McCulloch Location June 12, 2020

Hi, I am looking for successful strategies used to increase collection of leaf litter before it blows onto roads and down stormwater drains. Follow up behaviours could be composting, using leaves for mulch, placing them in a kerbside green waste bin or delivering them to a green waste recycling facility, but the key behaviour of interest is removing them from the vicinity of stormwater drains. I would be very grateful for specific examples or suggestions on how to find them in the literature.

The attached image shows a common practice in Canberra - sweeping leaves ONTO to the road in anticipation of a (now very infrequent) municipal street sweeping service. This was encouraged 20 years ago when street sweeping was more frequent and the alternative practice was to burn the leaves, causing poor air quality.

  • Waste Reduction
    • Composting
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