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Yard Waste Collection Begins April 6th

Yard Waste Collection Begins April 6th
 
Residential yard waste collection will begin on Thursday, April 6th and 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:  Loose - not tied & bundled / Over 4-inches in diameter / 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 (please place yard waste in paper bags)
 
Weekly Collection Regulations
  • 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.
  • Must be placed at the curb four (4) feet from trash.
 
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 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. 
 
If you have questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (734) 429-5624.