Yard Waste Collection

Curbside yard waste collection will occur twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

All yard waste shall be placed in biodegradable and/ or compostable paper bags and must not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds. Unapproved containers, including plastic bags, will not be picked up for collection.

Yard waste includes: grass clippings, leaves, garden debris, small branches less than 1/4 inch diameter, and shrubbery. Note: It is against city ordinance to rake/blow leaves into the streets or leave them loose at the curb.

Bundled branches and brush must meet the following guidelines:

  • Tied in bundles no longer than three (3) feet in length or 12 inches in diameter.
  • Bundles are placed parallel with the curb.
  • Bundles weigh less than fifty (50) pounds.
  • Brush/Branches will NOT be accepted in bags, boxes or any other containers.
Special brush pickups, due to weather events, will be conducted at the discretion of the Parks & Engineering Services Director.

Residents may take yard waste to the Adrian Compost Site from May to December.  Non-residents may take yard waste to the compost site for a fee.  Visit the Compost Site page for more information.

Please contact Department of Public Works with questions regarding yard waste collection at 517-264-4888.

Please contact the Parks & Forestry Department with questions regarding large branch pick up within the Right Of Way at 517-264-4876.

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