City launches ‘turn brown leaves green’ campaign

Most people don’t think much about leaves. The Department of Public Works wants that to change.

As the rainy season prepares to blow into The City, Supervisor Michela Alioto Pier and DPW officials are asking residents to compost the stray leaves that litter their property. Leaves caught in storm drains have lead to localized flooding in San Francisco neighborhoods, prompting city officials to launch the “Turn Brown Leaves Green” educational campaign to urge people to clean up fallen leaves and compost them.

On Saturday, DPW will host a Community Clean Team day in Alioto Pier’s District 2 neighborhood. Neighbors will gather at 9 a.m. at Alta Plaza at Steiner and Washington streets to collect leaves off the ground and around catch basins.

DPW officials say complying with The City’s goal of diverting 75 percent of all discarded material from the landfill by next year means putting leaves in the green recycling bin instead of throwing them away.

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