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Brush PileThe temporary Brush/Chipping Collection for Fall clean-up will start on Monday, October 5, 2020 for both A & B routes and will end on Friday, October 9, 2020. All brush must be to the curb on Monday, October 5, 2020 by 7:00am.

Crews will be running both A &B routes beginning on Monday. When Monday's route is complete, they will immediately begin Tuesday’s route and so on. We anticipate all routes will be completed by Friday, October 9, 2020.


Call-in neighborhoods must still contact Residential Services to request pick-up at least 24 hours in advance by email or phone (734) 484 - 0073 except for the three neighborhoods listed below:

  • Greene Farms
  • Millpoint
  • Amberley Grove


All Brush/Chipping Collection guidelines must be followed for pick-up. Piles that are not properly stacked will be tagged and will not be collected.


Rules for Collection

All items that are acceptable for pick-up according to these rules must be placed at curbside no earlier than 6:00pm on the day before collection and no later than 6:00am on the designated pick up day. Empty containers and/or rejected items must be removed by 6:00am on the day after collection.

Brush must be placed perpendicular to the edge of the public road with cut ends together and pointed towards the road. Curbside must be clear of motor vehicles so township equipment has access.

Only single-family dwellings and duplex-type dwellings apply for Brush/Chipping Collection. Multiple-family dwellings greater than a quadplex unit (i.e. apartments, condominiums. mobile home parks, etc.) or commercial business are NOT eligible.

DO NOT bundle.

Acceptable: Small stumps less than 2" in diameter or less than 50 pounds with dirt hosed off, tree limbs 2" - 6" in diameter and under 10' in length

Unacceptable: Brush piles exceeding 10' long, 4' high and 4' wide, excessive amounts, entire tree removal, contracted work, commercial business or brush from vacant land or other property, large stumps greater than 2' in diameter, greater than 10' in length, or greater than 50 pounds, material with a trunk larger than 6" in diameter, wood boards, decking, fencing, construction material, dirt, fruit, trash, thorns, vines or poison ivy, etc.

Items less than 2" in diameter will not be collected as brush (See Yard Waste).

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