Compost your leaves! They are great browns for the compost pile. It might still be possible to rake your leaves and save them for composting. See Composting Autumn Leaves. Leaves are a perfect “brown” or carbon for the compost pile. And they are so free and plentiful. Every year I collect bags of leaves and save them for throughout the year for composting. It is so wonderful to throw a bunch of leaves and kitchen scraps into the Compact ComposTumbler . A great way to get rid of your kitchen scraps which would otherwise be going to the landfill!