Yard Waste Program Overview

Brownstown uses Waste Management of Michigan, (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.

Yard Waste
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.

Container Placement
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.

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