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Crystal Lake starts yard waste collection Monday

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:04 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014 10:12 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake residents can begin leaving yard waste containers out with their garbage and recycling starting Monday.

City officials said biodegradable brown paper bags are the preferred containers for yard waste, but yard waste would also be collected from garbage cans that are clearly marked on the side with a large X. Yard waste includes grass clippings, weeds, twigs and other similar items.

Yard waste carts – a 95-gallon container similar to those provided for household waste – can be rented for a monthly fee and eliminate the need to continually purchase biodegradable bags.

–Northwest Herald

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