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McHenry to start yard waste pick up

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:48 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – Yard waste pick up starts in McHenry this month and will run to the beginning of December.

Curbside collection starts on Monday, and the drop-off facility at Knox Park will be open 7 a.m. to noon beginning Saturday, April 12, according to a news release.

To put grass clippings, leaves and weeds out to the curb, residents need to purchase yard waste stickers at the McHenry Municipal center or any location that sells refuse bags.

There is no charge to use the drop-off facility, but the vehicle transporting the waste must display a current city vehicle sticker.

When putting waste out to the curb, residents should use either two-ply, 50-pound paper bags or garbage cans that do not exceed 33 gallons in size with a maximum weight of 50 pounds per container. Plastic bags are not allowed.

Residents can use the same containers at the drop-off facility. Plastic bags are also OK if they are emptied and taken home with resident.

Neither curbside collectors or the drop-off facility will accept tree trunks, stumps, branches larger than 3 inches in diameter, fence posts, railroad ties, firewood, rocks or sod.

- Northwest Herald

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