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Spring Leaf and Brush Clean Up Information


Leaves must be placed in Biodegradable Bags

Yard Waste Pick Up Instructions

The City strongly encourages yard waste recycling.  To ensure an orderly program, we ask that you observe the following schedule and instructions.

Instruction for Street Collection of Yard Waste

  1. Only biodegradable yard waste originating from property within the City will be collected. All waste must be free of dirt, paint and metal (such as nails or wire).
  2. Grass clippings and leaves may be placed in biodegradable bags. Un-bagged loads (such as pickups/trailers) will be accepted at the Bartlett St. Recycling Site.
  3. Shrubs and tree branches shall not be more than eight inches (8”) in diameter, and must be cut to a maximum length of six feet (6’). The branches and shrubs must be neatly stacked in one direction for easy pickup.  Branches and shrubs are not to be placed in bags.
  4. The amount of yard waste must be “pickup truck bed” size or less.
  5. All yard waste must be set adjacent to the street. No yard waste shall be placed within the street area.

Bartlett Street Drop Off Instructions

  1. City residents may deliver grass clippings and leaves (in biodegradable bags or loose loads) to the Bartlett St. Recycling Site: 107 Bartlett Street EJ MI 49727
  2. Yard waste items are limited to: grass and leaves. All waste must be free of dirt, paint and metal (such as nails or wire).

Items which will NOT be Collected

Grass or leaves placed in containers other than biodegradable bags or in loose piles by the road.

Shrubs or tree branches more than eight inches (8”) in diameter, or longer than six feet (6’), or unstacked, (thrown in piles).

Stumps, roots, stones, dirt, garbage, metal, glass, plastic, broken concrete, lumber or building materials. 

For additional information please contact City Hall at (231) 536-3381