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Patch Answers: What To Do With Leaves in Needham?

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As October winds to a close, the beautiful changing leaves around Needham will continue to fall, littering local streets, yards and walkways with the natural debris of the season.

So what's a homeowner to do with it all?

Needham residents can bring bags of leaves to the Recycling and Transfer Station on Sundays throughout November between noon and 4 p.m. On those dates—Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25—the RTS will accept only leaves, not recycling, trash or other yard waste such as grass or brush, according to the town website, needhamma.gov.

"When disposing of leaves, residents should empty the leaves out of bags/containers into the designated leaf area, then place leaf bags/containers in the proper disposal container located in the yard waste area," town regulations state.

Commercial contractors will not be allowed to dispose of leaves on these Sundays.

Needham homeowners in need of some help raking up all those falling leaves are encouraged to take advantage of a program being offered by the Needham High School Habitat for Humanity group. Students will be going out to local homes to clean up yards on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 3 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. They are requesting a donation in exchange for their efforts. Residents should supply their own bags and rakes (if possible) and are responsible for disposal of all yard waste. To request a visit, email william_goldman@needham.k12.ma.us.

Got a question about something you've seen, heard or just need to know in Needham? Leave it in the comments section below or email Becca Manning at becca.manning@patch.com. We'll dig up the answer and share it in a future "You Ask ... Patch Answers."

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