Farmington Hills residents can start putting their yard waste back on the curb for collection starting Monday, April 9, while collection starts the week of April 2 in Farmington.
Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. They can be disposed of in trash cans (32-gallon size limit) with a yard waste sticker on both sides or in brown paper yard waste bags and left out on regular collection days. Residents may also use a mulching mower to 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. Brush or twigs placed in cans or bags should not stick out above the top of the container. Also, 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, Farmington Hills residents may call the DPW at 248-871-2850 or visit fhgov.com. In Farmington, call 248-473-7250 or visit farmgov.com for information about yard waste collection.