While snow is a symbol of cleanliness and purity, the actual white fluff may be the complete opposite. If even fresh white snow traps and preserves many pollutants from the air, imagine how dirty a patch of bright yellow snow could be?
What do we actually do about yellow snow, though? Given the amount of pee stains and exhaust marks left behind, this is a question not asked often enough. Here are some suggestions to operate by when dealing with yellow and otherwise discolored snow.
Don’t Eat Yellow Snow
You’ve heard it a million times, but don’t eat the yellow snow. The color is a clear signal that the snow has combined with something you shouldn’t ingest, and snow traps harmful bacteria in its ice for long periods of time.
Don’t Cover Yellow Snow
While yellow may be an eyesore, better the devil you know. Covering yellow snow prohibits kids, neighbors, and you from taking steps to avoid it. Better to leave a yellow mark in the snow so that others can navigate around it.
Let Yellow Snow Melt Naturally
There’s no perfect place to put yellow snow for disposal. Allow for it to melt away into natural watersheds.