Currently in Fitchburg, Wisconsin; residents are allowed to collect yard waste in plastic, compostable or reusable bags/containers. Many residents that utilize yard waste collection opt for plastic bags. During the last yard waste collection, in November 2011, one thousand pounds of plastic bags were collected and sent to the landfill.
Our mission is to have the yard waste policy be changed to disallow plastic bags for the collection of leaves and yard waste, and encourage residents to use greener options such as mulching.
Help reduce the consumption of plastic bags. Help us today by signing our petition!
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