In recent years, the environmental impacts of raking have become increasingly well known. Yard debris accounts for 13% of the nation’s solid waste! Every fall re-introduces many seasonal favorites that we get to experience, such as pumpkins, apple orchards, apple cider, and so on. However, it also gives us another chore – raking. Most people have always known raking leaves and bagging them is what we are supposed to do. This chore is optional though! There are other ways that are better for the earth and our backs!