WARSAW – Beginning July 1, the city of Warsaw will no longer accept plastic bags filled with yard waste and lawn clippings.
The change in policy has to do with the amount of time city workers spend ripping open and dispensing yard waste from plastic bags. It also coincides with the city’s new monthly $8 trash fee for residential customers.
At the same time, the city is making paper lawn waste bags available free of charge.
Residents can pick up five free paper bags per month for the remainder of the year at the Public Works Department, 794 West Center St., Warsaw, according to a statement issued by the city Tuesday morning, June 8.
Recipients are asked to bring an ID to verify residency within the city. If additional paper bags are needed, they are available at several local stores for purchase.
Bags cannot weigh more than 40 pounds each, the city said.