ALGONQUIN – Free leaf collection by Waste Management will begin Oct. 1 for Algonquin residents and will continue through Dec. 13.
All leaves must be placed in standard paper yard waste bags or in reusable 33-gallon trash containers that are clearly marked.
Residents may use a large, visible red “X” to indicate yard waste. Leaves should not be placed in loose piles.
During this time, Waste Management also will provide free pickup of branches. The branches must be tied in bundles that are not more than 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter.
Grass clippings and other yard waste (such as sod, dirt or woodchips) will require a collection sticker. Any bags or cans that contain leaves mixed with other yard waste also will require a collection sticker.
Residents should remember that putting leaves or yard debris into the street or on the sidewalk is prohibited by the Algonquin Municipal Code.
There is no collection of yard waste from Dec. 16 through March 2014.
For information, please visit www.algonquin.org.
– Northwest Herald