Mahoning County passes out money to help with leaf collections
The Mahoning County Commissioners approved this morning the distribution of $22,000 among five communities for leaf collection this fall.
The recipients are: Boardman, $10,000; Poland Village and Campbell, $4,000 each; and New Middletown and Lowellville, $2,000 each.
The money is from landfill dumping fees collected by the county’s recycling division, but none of the leaves will go to any landfill. All leaves collected under this program will go to a licensed composting facility, said Mari Wren-Petrony, the county’s assistant recycling director.
Some communities use collection bags and others use vacuum trucks, she said.
Poland Village is new on this list this year. “Every year, we try to bring another community on board,” Wren-Petrony said.