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Stickers now required for yard waste bags

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Apr 30, 2018

A new policy will take effect Tuesday that will change how Fairfield residents pay to dispose of their yard waste.

Until now, residents have put their yard waste, such as leaves and sticks, in $1.25-bags they purchased from city hall. In November, the city council approved an extension to its contract with Waste Management that will require residents to purchase their own yard waste bags, plus a $2.50 sticker for each bag they put on the curb.

Waste Management municipal marketing manager David Schaab told The Ledger that the stickers are available for purchase at city hall, Fairfield Hy-Vee Food & Drug Store and Fairfield True Value.

Yard waste bags should be biodegradable paper bags. They will be picked up the same day as trash, just as before.

Schaab told the council in November that the company had to make the change because it was losing money charging only $1.25 for the bags.

He estimated that about 25 percent of Fairfield households set out yard waste bags.

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