This is the extent of the problem in my own garden, so far...
|A thick carpet of maple leaves, and more are yet to come!|
So maybe you need somewhere to put the leaves you are going to sweep up? (Thank goodness I recently freed-up one of my compost bins).
Readers in the UK may be interested to see this website: http://www.recyclenow.com/home_composting/index.html
If you follow the "Buy a compost bin" link you will see a thing that asks you to put in your postcode, and this then shows you any subsidised schemes in your area for getting cheap compost bins. Such schemes are usually subsidised by your local Council, who have a vested interest in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill -- they have targets to fulfil in this area!
The Blackwall 330 litre bin that is advertised at £17.00 is on sale in lots of places for about £35. This is like the one at the left in my picture above.
I wrote a bit about making leaf-mould in a blogpost on 20 October 2010, which you might like to read.
For further thoughts on composting, see also my earlier post called "Invasion of the Daleks" [22 Sept 2010], and my daughter Fiona's guest post called "Balcony Composting" [17 Oct 2010]. Fiona derived much of her expertise on this subject from a website called http://www.balconycompost.com/ which is worth a visit.