Laura Purves Salmon Arm September 8, 2014

We are in the process of instituting a one day yard waste collection in my municipality. We have come across an interesting problem, and I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of a product that may work.
Our yard waste program will use kraft bags for collection of yard waste. We would like residents to be able to place not only leaves, grass clippings, and smaller items, but also their smaller branches. The problem we've encountered is that our collector won't take them unless they're bundled, and our landfill won't accept twine with yard waste (for obvious reasons).
Does anyone know of a compost-friendly strap residents could use for branches? Has anyone encountered this problem? If so, did you find a creative way to overcome it?

Laura Purves
Engineering Assistant
City of Salmon Arm