Crystal Lake residents, you are clear to start raking!
Crystal Lake officials have announced that MDC Environmental Services will be responsible for the city's annual leaf pick-up program.
Starting Monday, Oct. 7, MDC crews will collect bagged leaves placed at the curbside in front of all residents’ homes along public streets.
The bags must be placed on the parkway before 7 a.m. on the normal trash collection day. The Leaf collection service is being offered at no additional fee through Friday, Dec. 13.
Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags in order to be collected. Paper leaf bags are available at local grocery and hardware stores. Neither the city nor MDC provides leaf bags.
There is a 50-pound maximum per bag. Be aware that wet leaves will add to the weight of the bag.
Leaves placed in other containers such as plastic bags, garbage cans or boxes, or in bags too large for one person to handle, cannot be accepted.
Questions regarding the Leaf Pick-Up Program can be directed to MDC Environmental Services at 815-568-7274, or the Crystal Lake Streets Division at 815-356-3700 ext. 4019.