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Yard Waste Collection

Residential yard waste collection  HAS BEEN POSTPONED AT THIS TIME 

 

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)
  •    Loose Branches:  Not tied or bundled
  •    Branches over 4-inches in diameter and/or 4-feet in length
  •    Bag, Bundle, or Can over 60-pounds
  •    Tree Stumps / Logs / Root Balls / Wood
  •    Dirt / Rocks
  •    Trash
  •    Plastic Bags (yard waste must be placed in paper bag or reusable can)

 

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 can 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.