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Yard Waste PickUp

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Yard Waste will begin the first full week of April and end the last full week of November.

Special Notice Due to Coronavirus:

Waste Management has temporarily suspended curbside yard waste collection, but has provided roll-off dumpsters at Shiawassee and Drake Parks for residents to dispose of any yard waste.  Please try to dispose of your yard waste here on your normal collection day. These dumpsters are for yard waste disposal only.  Please practice social distancing when disposing yard waste into the dumpsters.

This is an alternative for residents offered by the City and Waste Management due to the suspension of curbside yard waste pick-up because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 Please check here for updates on when Waste Management will begin curbside yard waste pick-up.


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On November 1, 2004 State laws (Public Act 34 & 35) were enacted which prohibits yard waste from entering Michigan landfills.

Yard Waste Program is available from the FIRST FULL WEEK OF APRIL through THE LAST FULL WEEK OF NOVEMBER. Residents are no longer allowed to place yard waste at curbside once the program ends.

Yard waste is considered to be grass, leaves, spent garden plants, flowers, weeds, pine needles, pine cones, acorns, chestnuts, walnuts, apples, pumpkins, loose straw (not baled), vines, twigs and woody material up to 2" in diameter.  Branches must be cut no longer than 4' (feet) and be no thicker than 6" (inches) in diameter, and must be bundled.  Logs, stumps, dirt, or rocks are not accepted. 

Yard waste can not be mixed in the same container with regular trash at any time of the year. Acceptable containers for yard waste are trash cans (up to 32 gallon) with a yard waste decal facing the street (decals available at the Department of Public Works or at City Hall), or a kraft paper landscape bag. Containers cannot weigh more than 60 pounds. Plastic bags are no longer acceptable for yard waste of any kind.