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MDC to collect leaves beginning Oct. 1

CRYSTAL LAKE – From Oct. 1 through Dec. 14, MDC Environmental Services crews will collect bagged leaves placed curbside in front of residences along public streets.

The bags must be on the parkway before 7 a.m. on the normal trash collection day. The leaf pickup program is provided at no additional fee.

Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags. Leaf bags are available at local grocery and hardware stores.

Neither the city nor MDC provides leaf bags.

There is a 50-pound maximum per bag. Residents should be aware that wet leaves will add to the weight of the bag. Leaves placed in other containers such as plastic bags, garbage cans or boxes or in bags too large for one person to handle cannot be accepted.

Questions regarding the program can be directed to MDC Environmental Services at 815-568-7274 or the Crystal Lake Streets Division at 815-356-3700, ext. 4019.

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