Yard Waste Pick-Up
Yard waste pick-up begins the first full week of April and runs until December 15th. If you have yard waste bags during the period of December 16-April 1st you can either hold onto the yard waste until the curbside yard waste pick up begins again in April, or take up to 10 paper yard waste bags to SOCRRA, located at 995 Coolidage, Troy MI. The City's contractor will not pick up yard waste during that time frame, and is not allowed to by state law during the winter months.
Twigs, Leaves and Grass
Place tiny twigs, leaves and grass in brown paper biodegradable bags (or rigid up to 35 gallon containers with a yard waste sticker affixed) and set it out on your garbage day April through the third Friday in December. You may obtain yard waste stickers free of charge at the Department of Public Services office, located at 851 South Eton, or at the Clerk's office, located at 151 Martin Street. The SOCRRA Recycling Facility accepts yard waste during the winter months.
Put out branches smaller than 2" in diameter and less than 4' long - bundled together and tied securely or in a yard waste bag with your regular yardwaste. No logs or stumps.
Large Branches-Chipper truck
Stack branches with cut ends up to 4" in diameter and longer than four feet at the curb, with cut ends facing in the same direction (preferably the direction of traffic flow). Between March and November, the city chipper truck will collect and grind these routinely. The "chipper truck" is a separate service and may or may not occur on the same day as your refuse day. One complete cycle of the city takes approximately 7-10 business days. During the winter months the chipper truck is on a call in basis only.
The city provides compost & woodchips (bring a shovel and bucket) for residents. Bins are located on the east side of the Ice Arena, 2300 E. Lincoln. For additional information about compost please visit the SOCRRA website.