Yard Waste Program Overview
June 2021: Please be aware, Brownstown residents may continue to experience slight delays of one to two days for Yard Waste pickup, due to staffing shortages with the major waste hauling providers.
For obvious health and safety reasons, regular garbage waste will be prioritized for pick up first. Continue to place your yard waste at the curb on your scheduled day and it will be picked up as soon as possible.
We appreciate your patience as we work with Waste Management to resolve this issue. For additional questions, please feel free to contact Waste Management at (866) 797-9018.
Michigan law prohibits the depositing of yard waste in landfills. This means yard waste must be separated from regular household trash at the curb and taken to a yard waste recycling site.
Grass Clippings, leaves, garden debris, shrubs & brush trimmings under 2 inches in diameter
Yard Waste Does Not Include
Sod, pet waste, branches over 2 inches in diameter. Stumps over 50lbs, logs, wood, dirt, rocks, trash.
Yard waste is collected from the first full week in April through the first full week in December. Please do not place yard waste out before or after these dates, it cannot be collected.
Yard Waste Collection Dates
2020: March 30 through December 4
2021: March 29 through December 3
2022: March 28 through December 2
To view your yard waste collection day, visit our map of the collection schedule.
Time of Set Out
Place yard waste at the curb before 6:00 a.m. on your normal collection day and no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the night before your collection day.
Place yard waste at least 3 feet from your rubbish or on opposite sides of the driveway. Grass clippings, leaves, etc. should be placed at the curb in 20 to 32-gallon cans clearly marked “YARD WASTE”. Cans over 32 gallons are not accepted. Free self-adhesive yard waste stickers can be obtained from the Township Hall OR Place yard waste in designated paper yard waste bags available at local retail stores. Do not use paper grocery bags or boxes. Please do not mix rubbish with yard waste rubbish in paper bags. 50 lbs. maximum per bag/can
Brush & Branches
Cannot be greater than 2 inches in diameter. Cannot exceed 3 - 4 foot in length. Must be bundled using string. Bundles cannot exceed 18 inches around (circumference). Bundles and branches/stumps cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
Disposal of Christmas Tree
Christmas trees will be collected through the end of January.