Biodegradable bags ordinance takes effect

HOUSTON City residents will now have to put their yard trimmings in green friendly bags with the city's seal. The new bags will cost you about three times more than the old bags.

And under the new ordinance, residents can face a fine of up to $2,000 if they're not put in city-approved bags.

But officials say it will not fine anyone for the first few weeks.

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