A new city ban goes into effect today. The ban prohibits the use the plastic bags for yard waste, which includes grass and leaves. The reason for the ban is because the plastic bags do not decompose, thus taking up more space in the landfill.
Residents who put out a plastic yard waste bag will receive a notice of the available options and may face a $50 fine. If the plastic bags are not moved, the city will also add a clean-up fee to the fine.
People can still put their yard waste out on the curb. Instead of a plastic bag, you may use paper bags, compostable bags, or reusable containers. There is also the option to start your own compost bin at your house.