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Yard Waste Curbside Collection

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Annual yard waste collection begins the first full week of April and ends
the second full week of December

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

Curbside yard waste collection is available from the FIRST FULL WEEK OF APRIL through the SECOND FULL WEEK OF DECEMBER annually. Any yard waste placed curbside will not be collected 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 cannot be mixed in the same container with regular trash at any time of the year. Acceptable containers for yard waste are 32-35 gallon containers 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.

Would like to dispose of yard waste outside of the curbside collection program?  Tuthill Farms & Composting in South Lyon is a great option.  Please visit their website,, for more information.