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Throw Away Wild Garlic Mustard
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
Linn County officials are asking residents to put any Wild Garlic Mustard plants in there garbage cans, also known as garbys, and not in their yard waste recycling cans, known as yardys.
Wild Garlic Mustard is an invasive plant species here in Iowa, threatening other plant life and animals.
Experts say the seeds from the plants aren't always destroyed when they are picked and composted, which could lead to further infestations.
That's why they're asking folks to make sure the plants do not take root again, by throwing them away.
The state of Iowa bans yard waste from being landfilled, but an exception has been made for Wild Garlic Mustard because of the threat it poses.
More information can be found at the state DNR website, http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/forestry/garlicmustard.pdf.