Yard Waste and Leaf Collection
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND GOVERNOR WHITMER'S EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED ON MARCH 23, 2020, WASTE MANAGEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDING THE COLLECTION OF YARD WASTE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. See below on how to dispose of yard waste during this time.
*** YARD WASTE DUMPSTER DROP OFF ***
To mitigate the suspension of the curbside yard waste collection service, effective Monday, April 13, City of Brighton residents ONLY will be able to drop off their yard waste in a Dumpster that will be placed in front of the Police Department building located at 420 S. Third Street. Only yard waste that is in brown compostable bags will be accepted. No other bags shall be placed in the container. Other small twigs and branches can be disposed of there as well; however, we cannot accept dirt, tree stumps, or branches larger than 4 inches in diameter or longer than 4 feet in length.
To make it easiest for all residents to access the Dumpster and to maintain social distancing, we ask that only one resident dispose of their yard waste into the Dumpster at a time and limit your drop off to 10 bags each time.
This service is for City of Brighton residents ONLY. People dropping off yard waste may be asked for proof of residency. If other debris that is not yard waste is placed in the Dumpster, the service will be discontinued and residents will need to store their yard waste until Waste Management starts the curbside leaf bag pick up service.
Yard Waste Collection
The City of Brighton's 2020 curbside yard waste collection program will begin the week of March 30, 2020 and will continue through November 25. This service is provided to all City of Brighton residents.
During the spring and summer months, yard waste will be picked up on your regularly-scheduled trash pickup day every other week by our refuse contractor, Waste Management.
The yard waste removal service is provided as part of your City's Refuse Collection services and is paid for by the "Refuse Collection" on your bi-monthly utility bill. Yard waste services are available any resident that currently receives curbside waste removal services.
Please following this link to access the City's 2020 Yard Waste Calendar.
More than 67 percent of the municipal solid waste produced in the United States (including paper) can be composted, although, certain organic materials should not be composted at home. Before you compost, be aware of what materials are appropriate.
Yard Waste Guidelines
- Yard waste includes leaves, twigs and branches, grass clippings and other organic materials such as flowers, weeds and garden plants.
- Yard waste DOES NOT INCLUDE sod, pet waste, branches over 6 inches in diameter, stumps over 50 lbs, logs, wood, dirt, rocks, trash.
- Brush and sticks should be bundled together. Please note that brush must be cut in 4-foot lengths or less and bundled. Limbs cannot be greater than 4 inches in diameter. Bundles should not exceed 60 pounds.
- All grass and leaves must be placed in compostable paper bags or approved, and properly labeled, containers. Bags should not exceed 60 pounds.
- There is a 10 bundle pickup limit in the spring and summer.
- Place yard waste along the curb by 6:00 a.m.
Fall Yard Waste Collection
The City of Brighton’s 2020 Fall Yard Waste and Leaf Collection Program will begin the week of October 5, 2020. At that time, yard waste and leaf bags will be picked up every week on your normal trash pickup day through November 25.
Please store your brown yard waste bags where they are not exposed to heavy rain. Yard waste bags should be stored in the garage or under an overhang. If heavy rain is expected in the evening before your pickup day, we are asking residents to place yard waste bags out in the early morning. Wet, heavy leaves/yard waste can cause collection issues.
Leaf Vacuuming Service
Leaves only will be vacuumed; brush, pine needles, and twigs do not process in the machine. If the leaf pile in front of your home contains sticks, twigs, or pine needles, the pile will not be vacuumed and you will need to place them in bags for pickup. Additionally, if there is a vehicle or vehicles parked on or near your leaf pile, they will not be able to vacuum. Residents are asked to rake their leaves into the street and/or gutter. Please note that high piles of leaves could cause site view obstructions for vehicles and may make it difficult for crews to vacuum. Leaves should be spread out along your property’s curb line.
The leaves will be vacuumed in the areas indicated on the map and schedule below. If we are scheduled to be in your area, please have the leaves in the street by Monday morning of that week. Click this link see the schedule map.