What is Yard Waste?
In 1995, Michigan banned yard waste from entering landfills. Prior to the ban, yard waste accounted for 20-25 percent of Michigan’s trash.
Yard waste, defined by State law, is grass clippings, yard vegetation, sod without dirt, twigs (less than 2 inches in diameter), leaves, etc. All yard waste must go either into a brown paper yard waste bag or a trash can marked with a “yard waste” sticker. Please see collection and preparation for your communities specific yard waste specifications.
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