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South Bend's new yard waste bags go green

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The city of South Bend hopes to put an end to the question of paper or plastic.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg and city workers unveiled the new yard waste bags. They are paper instead of plastic.

The city said that the plastic bags clog up the compost machine and they cost too much money.

"Now, when we pick up plastic that has to be screened out of the yard waste because we're turning it into compost and that has to go to the landfill," Buttigieg said. "We pay at least $30,000 a year."

The city said residents can pick up the bags at any hardware or home store for just a couple of bucks.

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