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Yard Waste Collection

Yard Waste Collection 

Residential yard waste collection begins the first week of April and will continue through the end of November. 

The following are standard regulations for yard waste collection.

Acceptable Items:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves
  • Garden Debris
  • Shrubs
  • Fruit & Vegetable Waste
  • Branches:  Must be tied & bundled; less than 4-inches in diameter; less than 4-feet in length.

 

Unacceptable Items:

  •    Sod
  •    Pet Waste (please double-bag & place in trash container)
  •    Branches:  Not tied or bundled, or over 4-inches in diameter, or over 4-feet in length.
  •    Bag, Bundle, or Can over 60-pounds
  •    Tree Stumps / Logs / Root Balls / Wood
  •    Dirt / Rocks
  •    Trash
  •    Loose Material
  •    Plastic Bags (yard waste must be placed in paper bags)

 

Weekly Limit: 

  • Combined total of six (6) yard waste paper bags, reusable cans, or tied bundles.
  • Any single paper bag, tied bundle or container must weigh 60-pounds or less.

 

Acceptable Containers:

  • Brown Paper Yard Waste Bag:  No yard waste sticker needed.
  • Reusable 32-Gallon Can:  Must have ‘YARD WASTE’ clearly marked on container with permanent marker or yard waste sticker (available at City Hall or DPW).

 

Large Branches:

Branches over 4-feet long but less than 8-feet long, and not greater than 6-inches in diameter, can be collected by scheduling a pick-up in advance by calling Waste Management at (866) 797-9018.

 

Michigan law prohibits yard waste from being placed into landfills.  All yard waste will be collected in separate vehicles and taken to a compost center for processing. 

 

For additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at (734) 429-5624.