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Yard Waste Collection: Begins April 5, 2018

Yard Waste Collection:  Begins April 5, 2018

Residential yard waste collection begins April 5, 2018 and continues 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 & 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 (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 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.