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Yard Waste Season Starts April 1

The impending arrival of April 1st means that yard waste services will start back up.  No April Fools – the season is soon to arrive, just in time for warmer weather and the irresistible urge residents get to rake, mulch and spruce up their yards.

Yard waste services are offered by 14 of Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s 35 municipal members.  That means residents of those communities can bag unwanted yard waste materials and set them at the curb for collection on their regular trash day from their first service date in April until the end of November.  Communities with curbside residential yard waste service are:

  • Village of Birch Run
  • Bridgeport Township
  • Buena Vista Township
  • Carrollton Township
  • Village of Chesaning
  • James Township
  • Kochville Township
  • City of Saginaw
  • Saginaw Township
  • Village of St. Charles
  • Spaulding Township
  • Thomas Township
  • Tittabawassee Township
  • City of Zilwaukee

All materials must be placed in paper yard waste bags, available at most hardware and grocery stores, or in 33 gallon or smaller garbage containers that have a “Yard Waste Only” sticker attached.  These stickers are available from participating community municipal offices or MMWA.  No container or bag can weigh more than 50 lbs. or have materials extending more than 6” past the opening to keep collection workers safe.

Brush, which is made up of branches greater than 2″ in diameter but less than 8″, is managed separately from yard waste.  One 3′ x 4′ bundle of brush may be set out next to regular trash at anytime of the year.  As well, a number of MMWA member communities offer limited-time brush drop-off site(s) or service.  Call your community to see if offered.

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