Compostables and Yard Waste Pickup Ends December 9th


Final days of yard waste pickup are near.    Our last day for yard waste pickup this year is December 9, 2019.  

Here are some details from the city website about Compostables and Yard Waste.

Farmington Hills Compostables and Yard Waste website 

Yard waste will be picked up starting the week of April 8, 2019. Yard waste pickup will end the week of December 9, 2019.  Starting December 16, yard waste cannot be picked up in accordance with the City’s refuse contract and Michigan laws governing yard waste disposal. Any accumulated yard waste should be stored until spring pickup resumes in April 2020.

Yard waste collection will resume in the City of Farmington Hills during the week of Monday, April 8. 2019.  As of that date, all yard waste placed at the curbside in acceptable containers will be collected by the yard waste truck on the regular garbage day. Yard waste pickup will end after the week of December 9 through December 13.

Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There are three options available for yard waste disposal:

  1. Place yard waste in a trash can (35-gallon size limit) with a yard waste sticker on both sides.  Yard waste stickers are available free from City Hall or the DPW.
  2. Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste bags. Please do not over stuff bags.
  3. Use a mulching mower and recycle leaves and grass clippings back into the lawn.

Small limbs (six inches in diameter or less) and brush must be tied in bundles that do not exceed four feet in length or weigh more than 60 pounds per bundle.  Unbundled brush and large limbs will not be picked up.  Brush or twigs placed in cans or bags should not stick out above the top of the container.  Also, large quantities of dirt or sod are not accepted for pickup.

Any Christmas trees saved for composting must be cut and bundled according to yard waste pickup guidelines.  See more information about the DPW or call at 248-871-2850.

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