Detroit yard waste collection to resume April 19

Detroit yard waste collection to resume April 19


  • Residents can set out bagged or bundled leaves and brush for curbside pickup 
  • The collection will continue for 36 weeks 
  • Residents asked not to set out collection prior to collection date 

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works is set to resume curbside yard waste collection beginning Monday, April 19. Yard waste collection will continue for 36 weeks. Residents are asked not to set out yard waste bags prior to the scheduled collection day.

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 curb line. Please note, individual bundles should not weigh more than 60 pounds.

When placing bagged yard waste at the curb, we ask that it 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:



Southfield Yard, 12255 Southfield Service Drive                

  • Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.                                                                                          

Davison Yard, 8221 W. Davison                                               

  • Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.                                                                                               

J. Fons Transfer Station, 6451 E. McNichols                        

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                                                                    
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Residents can find out their next yard waste collection date by visiting and typing their address into the "My Home Info" search field. 

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

Additionally, residents can sign up to receive weekly reminders about trash, bulk and recycling collection by subscribing to the free DPW text messaging service. Residents can text their street address to 313-800-7905 to enroll.