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What to do with all those leaves

How do you convert a yardful of leaves into something useful?

Answer: A row of 8-foot high cylindrical wire mesh bins turns leaves into an attractive privacy fence around the side yard of this house on a corner lot in Maplewood. As the leaves break down (very slowly, since they're not being actively composted), they'll fertilize the lawn.

This is the best new recycling idea I've seen in ages. The only drawback I can think of is that it must be a lot of work lifting the leaves into the bins each fall.

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