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A spring yard-waste pickup program is starting this week, when residents may put leaves and grass in 30-gallon paper bags and leave them at the curb by 7 a.m. on their usual trash collection day. Pickups will be also be made the weeks of April 28-May 2, and May 12-16. Brush with branches no larger than 3 inches in diameter will also be collected, if cut into 4-foot lengths and tied into bundles. More information is available at www.shrewsbury-ma.gov.