Trash Collection/Recycling / Yardwaste & Composting
The 2013 Yard Waste and Leaf Pick Up Calendar is posted
below. This information
can also be found in our
The City of Brighton
provides weekly trash collection. On Tuesdays, trash is
collected North of Main Street. On Wednesdays, trash is
collected south of Main street.
The Bagster (The Dumpster in a Bag)
Waste Management introduces their
newest addition to their family of products and services
The Bagster bag is a heavy-duty bag
that can hold up to 3,300 pounds of waste and construction
Call 1.877.789.BAGS (2247) or select
the following link to visit Waste Managementís website for
complete information on the Bagster
Releases New Recycling
Recycling protects the environment by...
- Conserving resources for our children's future
- Preventing emissions of many greenhouse gases
and water pollutants
- Saving energy
- Supplying valuable raw materials to industry
- Creating jobs
- Stimulating the development of greener
- Reducing the need for new landfills and
The program is one of 200 in the state and more
than 9000 in the nation.
By the third quarter of 1999, 326,492 pounds of
material was collected.
The City of Brighton recycling program runs year round.
Recyclables are collected on the same day as refuse by a
dedicated recycling truck.
Recycling collection is available for all residents
receiving curbside refuse services.
Recyclables are not to be placed curbside more than one day
before collection. Recycling should be placed curbside next to
the cart and not inside of it to ensure proper collection.
Recyclable items include newsprint, envelopes without
windows, clear glass, tin/aluminum, magazines, box board,
and all plastics.
Non-recyclable items include colored glass, aerosol cans, rubber bands,
laminated paper and magnetic materials.
There is no weight limit for recycling pick-up.
Yard Waste & Composting
Yard Waste Collection
Just the Facts!
The program is one of 120 in the state.
Yard waste is environmentally friendly; when
- Provides nutrients to the soil,
- Increases beneficial soil organisms (e.g., worms
- Suppresses plant diseases reducing the need for
fertilizers and pesticides,
- Protects soil from erosion,
- Assists pollution remediation.
Yard waste is collected and shipped to Tuthill
Farms Composting (located between Brighton and
Curbside yard waste collection begins the first week in
April, and runs every other week on your regular pickup day
through the end of September. Yard waste removal service
is provided as part of customers' property taxes and is
available to any customer that currently receives curbside
waste removal services.
More than 67 percent of the municipal solid waste produced
in the United States (including paper) is compostable
material; however, certain organic materials should not be
composted at home. Before you compost, be aware of what
materials are appropriate.
- Yard waste includes leaves, twigs and branches, grass
clippings and other organic materials such as flowers, weeds
and garden plants.
- Yard waste must be packed in brown paper bags, or
bundled together. There is a limit of 10 brown paper bags
and/or four-foot bundles of brush, not to exceed 60 pounds
- Please place yard waste by the curb by 6:00 AM.