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2018 Yard Waste Collection

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Raked Leaves ImageYard Waste Collection begins the week of April 2, 2018 and ends the week of November 26, 2018.

Collection occurs weekly on your trash day. Collection occurs with paper compost bags or policy size 32-gallon containers with yard waste stickers.

2018 Curbside Collection Schedule


Contact Residential Services: (734) 484-0073

Contact Compost Site: (734) 482-6681

Residential Services Office Hours & Location

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily.)

Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center
7200 S. Huron River Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Yard waste bags or 32-gallon containers with yard waste stickers must be placed within 4' of the roadway and 2' - 4' from other curbside items by 6:00am on collection day and no earlier than 6:00pm on the day before; remaining yard waste must be removed by 6:00am on the day after collection.


Yard waste must be in a designated paper-compost bag (available at local retail stores) or in a policy size 32-gallon trash can with handles that is designated with Township yard waste stickers. If you are using a 32-gallon container, the stickers must be on two sides of the can and facing towards the street so the driver can identify it as yard waste. Stickers are available at no cost in the lobby of the Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center or by calling the Residential Services Department.


Acceptable items: Grass clippings, vines, leaves, weeds, garden debris, shrubs and brush trimmings less than 2" in diameter.

The Waste Management yard waste truck will collect bundled brush/branches that are 2" in diameter or less; bundles may be 3' - 4' in length and must be bundled with twine or string. No bundles will be collected over 40 pounds or larger than 18" in diameter.

Residents of residential dwellings in Ypsilanti Township may dispose of brush/branches (free of charge within size limit of less than 1' in diameter) at the Ypsilanti Township Compost Site.


No Symbol GraphicNO containers over 32-gallons, inside a plastic bag, recycle bin, fabricated tubs, stacked containers and/or stacked yard waste bags will be collected. 

NO yard waste in containers over 50 pounds will be collected.

If overnight rain is expected, please store yard waste in a dry location and place to the curb before 6:00am on your collection day. Wet yard waste may be over the weight limit and if so, will not be collected.

During the colder months, it is recommended to use compoast bags. Leaves that are frozen in cans cannot be removed.

Unacceptable items: Dirt, sod, animal droppings, rubbish, hay, straw, corn stalks, branches over 2" in diameter, stumps, root balls, logs, wood and/or wood chips, rocks, concrete, landscaping timbers and all food-type items (i.e. apples, pumpkins, garden foods/etc.)


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily