Yard Waste

Yard waste consists of grass clippings, leaves, garden material, and bundled or contained branches that are two to three inches or smaller in diameter and cut in four-foot lengths or smaller.

Yard waste will be picked up on trash day. Curbside services typically begin the first week of April and continue through the second week of December.

Please place at curb no later than 6 a.m. on trash day or the evening before.

How do I prepare yard waste for pick-up?
  • Place in brown paper compost bags or in a trash can (32 gallons or smaller) with handles.
  • Place bags or can approximately six feet from trash.
  • Think green - no plastic bags please.
  • Stickers for containers may be obtained at the Department of Public Services or at the Ypsilanti Recycling Center.