Free leaf and branch pick up in Algonquin starts Monday, Oct. 1 and will continue through Dec. 14.
The village of Algonquin's Waste Management will off the free leaf collection, according to a village of Algonquin news release.
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.
From Oct. 1 to Dec. 14, Waste Management will also offer 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 wood chips) will require a collection sticker.
Any bags or cans that contain leaves mixed with other yard waste will also require a collection sticker.
The village of Algonquin would also like to remind the public that putting leaves or yard debris into the street or on the sidewalk is prohibited by the Algonquin Municipal Code.
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