Starting April 8, Farmington Hills residents can start placing their yard waste (in appropriate containers) at the curb on regular trash collection days.
Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass, shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. To leave it for collection, place the waste into a trash can (35-gallon size limit) with a yard waste sticker on both sides (available free from City Hall or the Department of Public Works) or put it in brown paper yard waste bags, without overstuffing.
You may also use a mulching mower to recycle leaves and grass clippings back into your lawn.
To ensure pickup, 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.
To learn more, call the DPW at 248-871-2850 or visit fhgov.com.