Bulk & Yard Waste

2024 Yard Waste Collection Begins the Week of April 1

2024 yard waste collection begins the week of April 1. Yard waste collection will be picked up on the same day as your bulk items. Yard waste will continue to be collected a biweekly basis until June 1 and then on a weekly basis until December 20,


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 now part of Waste Management 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:



  • 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 Priority Waste at (855) 927-8365
Westside residents should call Waste Management 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.