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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
11/1/2021

Is it OK to blow leaves into a street instead of raking them up?

17%
Yes

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83%
No WINNER

35

17%
Yes

9 Comments
Diana Shotgunshellsanta
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Diana Shotgunshellsanta

I voted yes because it's so much easier...not everyone needs a compost pile. My city has leaf pickup and uses leaves as compost. And I live rural.

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Robert Sklar
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Robert Sklar

We have a Town leaf clean up, you are supposed to blow or rake your leaves to the edge of the street so the big vacuum truck can come by and take your leaves. In fact they fine you if you out them in the trash.

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hale1730
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hale1730

Where I live, they say pile the leaves at the curb. The machine they use to suck them up only reaches 6 feet from the truck so they need to be on the edge of the street.

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Lisa Ann
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Lisa Ann

It depends on the City's directive. Our city tells us to blow them into the little sidewalk box on our street and they come suck them up. They won 't pick them up in bags.

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Sabina Weckstein
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Sabina Weckstein

I personally don't do it we use leaf bags or garbage cans. But on some streets they will only pick up the leaves if they're in the street.

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Krystal Fruehling
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Krystal Fruehling

If your city or town does leaf collecting it is. My city has a truck that drives around collecting leaves in October & November. If your city doesn't collect them you need to bag them & bring them to the local compost or dump.

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Gary Smith
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Gary Smith

I blow them into the street. Traffic then beats them to a fine sift. The wind and the street sweeper then redistribute whats left. Some say this is rude. What is rude is neighbors that just let their leaves sit and eventually get blown back into my yard.

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D May
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D May

Clean up your own mess.

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83%
No

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

More people should use a compost pile instead.

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JD Manning
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JD Manning

Im 13 and even I know to use one of those things that suck up leaves

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

I personally have made a compost pile for them but I believe it depends on the actual street. City block street? No way. A rural country road type street? Sure, why not

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Bre valenzuela
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Bre valenzuela

I dont think so because you should stay tidy and clean. And plus those leave could go into someone elses yard/property

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Street's too darn far away to blow 'em all the way there. I scoot 'em into the woods!

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Robert Davidson
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Robert Davidson

It's only OK if you want the storm drains to clog and the next rainfall to flood your house.

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Jane
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Jane

Nope. Be responsible.

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Jimmy Lancaster
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Jimmy Lancaster

NEVER blow leaves or grass into the street. It is SO dangerous for motorcycles. It can cause a serious wreck or death.

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Lane Costilow
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Lane Costilow

So they can just blow back later or build up in front of your house? Not a good idea.

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Julie Brantley
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Julie Brantley

It is nothing more than relocating them to blow back on our own or someone else's property.

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Barbara Lemire
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Barbara Lemire

No! In New England wet leaves are slippery.

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Castle Keeper
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Castle Keeper

They are very slippery for bikes and motorcycles...

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David Adams
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David Adams

Leaves blown around are horrible to breathe and clog up your nose. Also, it is not neighborly to blow your trash into the street or somebody else's yard to clean up. Fallen leaves should be raked up and sucked up by giant vacuum, then disposed of as compost

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arielnola
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arielnola

Bad manners. Not neighborly, and frankly i think local ordinances should cover this with a fine.

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Colton Case
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Colton Case

It's not someone elses job to clean up your mess. Look at it this way. "What if everyone on your block blew their leaves etc in the street"? Get the picture?

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Jane
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Jane

I’m glad I live in a manufactured home park where it’s okay and they come scoop them up; otherwise, take care of your own leaves.

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SturgisBaby
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SturgisBaby

Leaves are better used as mulch for plants and flowers in your yard. Blowing them in the street not only looks tacky, it can block a storm drain and we all know what happens next.

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Christina Carver
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Christina Carver

Just lazy...do it tight.

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Dawn Mari Collom
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Dawn Mari Collom

It creates a traffic hazard when the leaves get wet or freeze.

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kymm balinth
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kymm balinth

They blow back and clog sewers

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Rebecca Kroymann
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Rebecca Kroymann

Its Tacky. Lazy. And Rude to your neighbors who will be the recipient of your leaves.

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Michelle McClelland Jenkins
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Michelle McClelland Jenkins

Unsightly and hazardous for bikers

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Jessica Short-Long
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Jessica Short-Long

Especially when they get wet, leaves can be very slippery. They could conceivably cause a road hazard for motorcycles and other vehicles

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Michelle Flora-Parrish Cox
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Michelle Flora-Parrish Cox

We have always put the at the curb..out of the street for safety reasons..our town instructs all residents to do so for the same reason

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Jenni Kmiotek
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Jenni Kmiotek

the leaves won't stay in the street. they'll end up right back in your yard and in other people's yards. you're basically blowing them off your property onto your neighbor's, which is not cool.

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Roy Pendergist
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Roy Pendergist

Yard waste should never be allowed to enter storm water system.

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Dan
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Dan

in my city it is against city ordinance.

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Amy Rawe
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Amy Rawe

It's rude. If they are on your property, clean them up properly.

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Pam Bryson
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Pam Bryson

Polite people pick up after themselves and do not expect someone else to deal with their trash.

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Mark Bolwind
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Mark Bolwind

Dear Abby it time to move on

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Susan Marie Reynolds
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Susan Marie Reynolds

I'm sure there is an ordinance statement saying no.

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Lisa Bylsma Arata
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Lisa Bylsma Arata

The leaves go into the sewer system where they clog it up and cost tax money to clear out. People need to bag them, they really do.

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Lisa Bylsma Arata
Lisa Bylsma Arata

Not the sewer--the drainage pipes

Whitney Dahlin
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Whitney Dahlin

Best case scenario the leaves will then blow into your neighbors yardsworst case leaves can become very slippery when wet and cause accidents which could seriously hurt or kill someone

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Do your holiday decorations come down quickly or not so quickly?

Quickly

2

Not so quickly

2

Quickly

2 Comments
Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

They fo up by Thanksgiving weekend and down by New Year's Day. We are tired of them by then, anyway.

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

If you don't put any holiday decorations up, you can "take them down" quickly.

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Not so quickly

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Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

I' m in no hurry, haven't had enough time to do the job completely.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

January 21st the ornaments came off the tree, 22nd the lights came off, 23rd it went out the door. Haven't unplugged the porch lights yet -- they still come on for a few hours when it gets dark!

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