The below information came from a village of Algonquin press release.
Free leaf collection by Waste Management will begin on Oct. 1 for Algonquin residents and will continue through December 13.
All leaves must be placed in standard paper yard waste bags or in reusable 33-gallon trash containers that are clearly marked. You may use a large, visible red “X” to indicate yard waste.
Leaves should not be placed in loose piles. There is no collection of yard waste from December 16 through March 2014.
During this time period, Waste Management will also provide free pickup of branches. The branches must be tied in bundles which 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 will also require a collection sticker.
Also, please remember that putting leaves or yard debris into the street or on the sidewalk is prohibited by the Algonquin Municipal Code.
For more information, please visit www.algonquin.org.