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Old 09-26-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: New York
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Just curious, how do you feel about neighbors who just blow their leaves into the street??? Yesterday I mowed, weed whacked and blew my yard etc. including the street in front of my house. The last couple of weeks my neighbor has started to just blow all of his yard crap into the street. Now when the wind blows guess where it ends up???? Thats right, you guessed it.......in my yard.

Now, do I say something or do I just bite my tongue? These people have only been here about 6 months and I really don't care for them, well HIM anyway, the wife is friendly.... he is not. I am afraid that if I were to say something it could escalate because there are some other issues as well.

Advice please. I guess my options are quite limited though.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I never had that situation happen, so I am not sure, but if it were me I would ask at Village Hall where I live if there are any regulations about that. Ask your municipality. Back in the day people burned leaves and now nobody does it. Blowing leaves into the street is mega-littering IMO.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:25 PM
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Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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In my town you are SUPPOSED to blow leaves into the street and then the village sends a truck around 3 times in the fall to suck them all up. Maybe he moved here from a place where they do that. You might want to let him know that where you live, leaves must be bagged for pickup.

PS - I don't love our system, because as you said, as soon as the leaves go into the street they blow all over the place again.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Just curious, how do you feel about neighbors who just blow their leaves into the street??? Yesterday I mowed, weed whacked and blew my yard etc. including the street in front of my house. The last couple of weeks my neighbor has started to just blow all of his yard crap into the street. Now when the wind blows guess where it ends up???? Thats right, you guessed it.......in my yard.

Now, do I say something or do I just bite my tongue? These people have only been here about 6 months and I really don't care for them, well HIM anyway, the wife is friendly.... he is not. I am afraid that if I were to say something it could escalate because there are some other issues as well.

Advice please. I guess my options are quite limited though.
The first thing came to mind - depending on where you are/what kind of street you're on, in some areas the highway dept. comes along and "sucks up" the leaves. Doesn't sound as though that's the case in your area however...

Next, you indicated that they've only been there for six months, so they've never been through a Fall, at least not in your area. There are three possibilities here:

1. they've never owned a house and don't have a clue
2. their previous house was on a street where the highway dept. came along and took care of leaves by the side of the street (I've seen that) or
3. they don't care

Giving them the benefit of the doubt (#1 or #2), you might want to try a non-confrontational approach and say to one (or both) something along these lines:
"I know this is your first Fall here and you may not be familiar with the procedure for leaf disposal here. Just thought I'd let you know--in this neighborhood we bag and ... (whatever it is you do) or (we compost)" or something along those lines.

Good luck! I know it's enough work do take care of your own leaves - who needs someone else's on top of that...
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: New York
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Twingles & Elke,

These people lived around the corner in an apt. in one of the parents' house. Judging from the brief conversation I had with him on 2 occasions, I would say it is #3, that he just doesn't care.

BTY the town of Smithtown doesn't do the Vac. truck thing, they would also know this from growing up here too.

Alot people just don't have any respect for there neighbors anymore.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Twingles & Elke,

These people lived around the corner in an apt. in one of the parents' house. Judging from the brief conversation I had with him on 2 occasions, I would say it is #3, that he just doesn't care.

BTY the town of Smithtown doesn't do the Vac. truck thing, they would also know this from growing up here too.

Alot people just don't have any respect for there neighbors anymore.
Hmmm, doesn't sound too good for you Although I must say, lots of renters habitually don't pay attention to what homeowners do - inattentive ignorance?

One other thought, does the Town of Smithtown provide homeowners with some free leaf bags? They do in the Town of Huntington. If that's they case, you could just ask if they didn't get any and see what the response is.

My final non-confrontational suggestion would be to give them a handful of bags and (innocently) say, I don't know if you're aware of it, but around here leaves need to be bagged--I thought I'd give you some to start off with. Peaceful overture--might work?

With that, I'm out of suggestions

Keep us posted...
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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I think the leaves on the ground are beautiful.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: New York
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I think the leaves on the ground are beautiful.
So would you like all of your neighbors leaves in your yard after he blows them into the street?????

I think fall is beautiful too, but c'mon, no one wants to clean up anymore leaves and yard waste than they have to.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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The solution is simple.Get a leafblower and blow them right back onto his lawn.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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Landscapers love to do this, often blowing the leaves right at passing cars! I wish landscapers would be outlawed. You'd have quieter streets, cleaner air, and no more men standing on the corner.
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