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Compostables and Yard Waste

Fall Yard Waste Pickup Ends During the Week of December 13 - 17

Yard waste pickup will end this year in Farmington Hills on your regularly scheduled pickup day during the week of December 13 – 17, 2021.

Compost Available to Farmington/Farmington Hills Residents
Compost is available free of charge to Farmington Hills and Farmington residents at a new location on the site of the William Grace Dog Park at 29040 Shiawassee Road, east of Middlebelt. Residents are asked to please maintain social distancing while at the compost pickup site. In compliance with City park hours, compost is available to residents only (not for commercial use) from dawn until dusk. For further information about compost, call the Division of Public Works at 248-871-2850.
Starting December 20, yard waste cannot be picked up in accordance with the City’s refuse contract and Michigan laws governing yard waste disposal. Any accumulated yard waste should be stored until spring pickup resumes during the second full week of April 2022.
Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There are three options available for yard waste disposal:
  1. Place yard waste in a trash can (35-gallon size limit) with a yard waste sticker on both sides. Yard waste stickers are available free from City Hall or the DPW.
  2. Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste bags. Please do not overstuff bags.
  3. Use a mulching mower and recycle leaves and grass clippings back into the lawn.

Small limbs (six inches in diameter or less) and brush 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. Brush or twigs placed in cans or bags should not stick out above the top of the container. Large quantities of dirt or sod are also not accepted for pickup.
If you have questions, please contact the Division of Public Works at 248-871-2850.