Yard Waste Collection

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

Dates for fall yard waste collection will be announced soon. The City will collect yard waste and bundled branches/ brush twice throughout the city limits within this time period. Yard waste must be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 AM on the last day of pickup. 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.

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 within the Right Of Way up at 517-264-4876.

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