City Offers Expanded Residential Service for Storm Debris Pickup

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City Offers Expanded Residential Service for Storm Debris Pickup

The City of Farmington Hills will assist residents by offering expanded service for the disposal of tree limbs and debris left throughout the City in the aftermath of the severe storm on July 7, 2021. 

The City would prefer that residents continue to follow yard waste guidelines and dispose of storm debris on their regularly scheduled pickup day. If that is not possible, larger limbs and debris may be hauled to the roadside for chipping and pickup from now until 7 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021. Residents do not have to follow their regular schedule; storm debris will be disposed of as available crews work their way through different parts of the City. 

Through a mutual aid collaboration with other municipalities, the City has gained increased access to additional equipment and work crews to haul and chip tree limbs and gather storm debris. “City workers will not go on private property to pick up debris,” said Public Services Director Karen Mondora. “Crews will remain in the public right-of-way and pick up debris from the roadside.” 

Whenever possible, please follow the standard yard waste collection guidelines: 
– 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.
– Tree limbs larger than six inches in diameter will not be picked up by the City’s rubbish hauling contractor.
-Tree debris may be placed at the curbside for composting in brown paper yard waste bags or in trash cans (35-gallon size limit with a maximum weight of 60 pounds) with a Yard Waste sticker on both sides. Yard Waste stickers are available free from City Hall or the Division of Public Works.
-Tree debris, such as brush or twigs, should not stick out above the top of the container.
-If a homeowner had tree branches or a tree stump chipped, it is their responsibility to properly dispose of the chippings according to these standard yard waste guidelines. 

If you have questions, please call the DPW at 248-871-2850 or visit

31555 W. Eleven Mile Road  Farmington Hills, MI 48336-1165  (248) 871-2400  Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
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