As you lazily stretch and yawn, you watch your neighbor through your front window raking their leaves.  UGH!  You know it's something on your never ending to-do list, but what  do you do with all those bags of leaves.  I know just the thing to do with them and it's free!  Plus, you'll be helping to secure a beautiful rose garden for residents and tourists to enjoy next summer. Bonus!

The City of Duluth will be "tipping the roses" soon and are in need of bagged leaves to place on top of the roses at the Rose Garden.  That's how they do it, they cover all the beautiful roses that have been tipped by our wonderful volunteers with bagged leaves annually to protect them from the harsh Northland winters.

You're invited to drop-off bags of leaves (and only leaves) that are clean and have been securely tied at the Rose Garden.  You'll see that part of the parking lot has been designated for the limited time drop off. Note that time is of the essence, once they have all the leaves they can use in the rose garden, they will close this temporary drop off site.  The Rose Garden is located at 12th Ave E & London Road.

Since the bags must only contain raked leaves and should not contain other plant or yard waste material. You should know that if you have those type of items to get rid of they can be disposed for a fee at the WLSSD Yard Waste Compost site located on Courtland Street off Interstate 35 at 27th Avenue West.  Again, this is free of charge to get rid of leaves, grass clippings and house/garden plants.