Yard Waste Collection Resumes April 19 In Detroit

Detroit, MI - The City of Detroit Department of Public Works is set to resume curbside yard waste collection beginning Monday, April 19.

Yard waste collection will continue for 36 weeks. Residents are asked not to set out yard waste bags prior to the scheduled collection day.

Residents can place grass clippings, leaves, and small twigs that are no more than two inches in diameter in biodegradable paper bags on their bi-weekly scheduled bulk collection day. Branches and twigs that are up to four feet in length and no more than four inches in diameter, should be bundled and tied securely and placed at the curbline. Please note, individual bundles should not weigh more than 60 pounds.

When placing bagged yard waste at the curb, we ask that it be at least six feet from the city garbage container or in a personal garbage container that is clearly labeled "yard waste" on two sides of the container. The City’s contractors, Advanced Disposal and GFL Environmental, will not collect yard waste in plastic bags.  If yard waste must be disposed of immediately, residents are encouraged to take their yard waste to any of the free drop-off locations below:

LOCATION                                                                                     HOURS OF OPERATION

Southfield Yard, 12255 Southfield Service Drive                    Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.                                                                                          

Davison Yard, 8221 W. Davison                                              Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.                                                                                               

J. Fons Transfer Station, 6451 E. McNichols                           Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                                                                    Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Residents can find out their next yard waste collection date by visiting detroitmi.gov and typing their address into the "My Home Info" search field. 

For additional information about collection schedules or to report concerns, residents should call their assigned contractor:

East and Southwest Detroit residents should call GFL Environmental at (844) 464-3587

Westside residents should call Advanced Disposal at (844) 233-8764. 

Additionally, residents can sign up to receive weekly reminders about trash, bulk and recycling collection by subscribing to the free DPW text messaging service. Residents can text their street address to 313-800-7905 to enroll.

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