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Yard Waste Collection

Waste Management is pleased to inform you yard waste collection will begin again the week of Monday, April 20, 2020.  Due to anticipated heavy volumes during the week some yard waste stops may not be picked up on the regular service day.  Waste Management crews will work to recover the material as quickly thereafter as possible based on crew availability.

All Waste Management services are now operating normally.

Finally, no one can reliably predict the length of this emergency event, when potential service disruptions may occur, including another suspension of yard waste and other services, or how long they may last. Waste Management will continue to provide prompt notice of our operational capabilities and changes as they occur. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in these challenging times. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

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.