Starting in April, Farmington area residents can start leaving yard waste for curbside collection on their regular trash day.
Collection for Farmington residents begins the week of April 4; Farmington Hills starts April 11.
Leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials should not be mixed with regular garbage. They can be placed in a trash can (32-gallon size limit) with a Yard Waste sticker on both sides or in brown paper yard waste bags. Trash can stickers are available free from City Halls and Department of Public Works buildings.
Residents may also use a mulching mower to recycle leaves and grass clippings back into the lawn.
Small tree limbs (six inches in diameter or less) and brush left at the curb must be tied in bundles that do not exceed four feet in length or weigh more than 60 pounds per bundle. Unbundled brush and large limbs will not be picked up. Also, any brush or twigs placed in cans or bags should not stick out above the top of the container, and large quantities of dirt or sod are not accepted for pickup.
Any Christmas trees saved for composting must be cut and bundled according to yard waste pickup guidelines. For more information, call the DPW at 248-871-2850 (Farmington Hills) or 248-473-7250 (Farmington), or visit fhgov.com or farmgov.com.
Correction: The original version of this story listed an incorrect date for the start of the Farmington’s yard waste collection season.