We have received notice from American Disposal Services that they will be changing their policies for collecting yard waste.
Effective March 1, 2017, yard waste materials placed in plastic bags will be rejected at the local yard waste composting facilities.
They have been informed that plastic bags of any kind require additional processing and render the finished process less attractive. Therefore they are modifying their pick-up requirements.
American Disposal will accept yard waste material in compostable paper yard waste bags or personal containers clearly marked “yard debris material.” Here is a sample bag from Home Depot.
Remember this change goes into effect on March 1 so plan your spring yard work accordingly.