Our city has a new rule...All yard waste must be placed in a plastic container. Leaves may also be placed in a plastic container or left in the street for collection. And for further clarrification, a plastic container is not a plastic trash bag!?! The city workers apparently are not paid enough to empty trash bags into a trash truck! What do I do with all the leaves? On smaller properties I will blow leaves off of the lawn first (into street, of course) then mow grass. I hate doing this, the leaves blow back into the yard and it takes the city about 3 weeks to suck them up. On larger properties I suck them up with a bagging system. While using the bagging system, I am always getting grass clippings in with the leaves. Believe it or not, the grass is going crazy, 7 inches of rain in last 2 weeks and it's 70 degrees today. Wow, Southern Indiana! Of course. most clients have 1 or 2 plastic trash containters, that they put trash in! Furthermore, the city will let you bring all the clippings and leaves to their recycling facility; however, only during the hours, 7 AM to 3 PM. The city's recycling facility is not located near any lawn I take care of and I work past 3 PM. Do I dump the leaves and grass clippings in the street? Throw them in the back of the truck and take to city recycling the next day, while they blow all over the place when driving there? Call a farmer and ask if he has a sink hole that needs filled? or dump in mayor's yard? I am looking for suggetions. Keep this thought in mind as you answer.....It rained 4 inches one day last week and 2 inches one day this week. Half of the city streets were flooded because all of the leaves had been blow or raked into the street gutters. Will the city ban leaves in the streets next? What would you do with my leaves?