Bulk & Yard Waste

2021 Yard Waste Collection Begins the Week of April 19

2021 yard waste collection begins the week of April 19. Yard waste collection will be picked up on the same day as your bulk items. Yard waste will be collected for 36 weeks on a biweekly basis. 


Residents are asked to adhere to the guidelines below to ensure your yard waste is collected:

  • Residents can place grass clippings, leaves, and small twigs that are no more than two inches in diameter in biodegradable paper bags on their bi-weekly scheduled bulk collection day. 
  • Branches and twigs that are up to four feet in length and no more than four inches in diameter should be bundled and tied securely and placed at the curbline.
  • Individual bundles should not weigh more than 60 pounds.
  • When placing bagged yard waste at the curb, it should be at least six feet from the city garbage container or in a personal garbage container that is clearly labeled "yard waste" on two sides of the container. 
  • The City’s contractors, Advanced Disposal and GFL Environmental, will not collect yard waste in plastic bags.  
  • If yard waste must be disposed of immediately, residents are encouraged to take their yard waste to any of the free drop-off locations below:

 
LOCATION/HOURS OF OPERATION

 

  • Southfield Yard, 12255 Southfield Service Drive                    
    • Monday - Saturday, 8AM – 6PM                                                                                         
  • Davison Yard, 8221 W. Davison                                              
    • Monday - Saturday, 8AM – 6PM                                                                                               
  • J. Fons Transfer Station, 6451 E. McNichols                          
    • Monday through Friday, 8AM – 4PM
    • Saturday, 8AM – 1PM 

 
For additional information about collection schedules or to report concerns, residents should call their assigned contractor:


East and Southwest Detroit residents should call GFL Environmental at (844) 464-3587. 


Westside residents should call Advanced Disposal at (844) 233-8764


Find out when your recycling, trash, bulk & yard waste gets picked up: 

Type your street address where it says "Type your street address" and choose the correct address from the list of results. Now choose "My Schedule" or enter your phone number to get text message reminders the evening before each pickup.

  • Option 1 - Find your Waste Pickup Schedule using our online tool!
  • Option 2 - Text your street address to sign up for weekly trash & recycling reminders 
    • (313) 800-7905