2019 yard waste collection, leaf pick up dates for Metro Detroit

Dates, times, resources for leaf collection in your area this year

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Can you find your leaves under the snow?! The early snowfall has made leaf removal a bit tricky this year.

Leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, shrubbery trimmings, brush or tree trimmings less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length are collected. These guidelines may vary.

We did some research and found times and dates for leaf pick up in SE Michigan (and some surrounding areas). Note: If you don't see your city listed, you may need to give them a call.

Leaf pick up information listed alphabetically:

Allen Park: Collection is every week on your scheduled day of service starting in the first full week of April through the second week of December.

Ann Arbor: Collection​ ends on Friday, Dec. 13

Auburn Hills: Pick-up once per week collection at curbside - April through November (Note: Units within condominium associations with neighborhood-wide contracted yard service will not be required to utilize this curbside service.) More here.

Berkley: Leaves may be raked to the curb in neat rows from October 21st through November 30th. Do not place any other yard debris in the street. Otherwise, dispose of leaves by placing them in paper yard waste bags or marked containers for weekly disposal, on your regular trash pick up day, from April 2nd through Mid-December.

Birmingham: Check the zone pick up schedule here.

Bloomfield Township: Collection begins the week in which March 15th falls and runs through the 2nd week of December. More here.

Brighton: Pick up calendar here.

Brownstown: Yard waste is collected from the first full week in April through Nov. 25. More here.

Canton Township: April 1 through December 6.

Centerline: Yard Waste is picked up only from April 1st to November 30th of each year. Residents must place the leaves in the proper receptacles to be picked up by the waste haulers.

Clawson: Beginning the week of October 21st, 2019 your leaves will be collected on this click link schedule with the last week of collection Monday, November 25th, 2019—Due to the week of Thanksgiving (November 25-27) being a short week, they are requesting that everyone have their leaves out on Sunday the 24th.

Clinton Township: The annual yard waste removal program runs from approximately the beginning of April through approximately the end of the leaf drop season which is normally between the beginning to the middle of December. The actual start and stop dates are determined each year dependent on the weather.

Commerce Township: Yard Waste begins the first week of April is collected separately on the same day as refuse and recycling. Remember it is state law that all compostable material be separated from refuse.

Dearborn: Collection is scheduled to run from Oct. 28 to Dec. 13. More here.

Dearborn Heights: Yard waste season started on April 1st and will end the second week of December.

Detroit: Maps and info here.

Dexter: The DPW provides for the collection of brush, branches and leaves. More deadlines and times here.

East China Township: YARD WASTE COLLECTION begins on the first Thursday in April and ends the last collection day of November.

Farmington: Yard Waste Program is available from the FIRST FULL WEEK OF APRIL through THE LAST FULL WEEK OF NOVEMBER. Residents are no longer allowed to place yard waste at curbside once the program ends.

Farmington Hills: Yard waste will be picked up starting the week of April 8, 2019. Yard waste pickup will end the week of December 9, 2019.

Ferndale: The City of Ferndale provides complimentary curbside leaf pickup to residential streets each fall between mid-October and the end of November. Every street receives four biweekly pickups according to the schedule below. To have your leaves removed, simply rake them to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week and DPW will pick up by the end of the week. Check their schedule here.

Fraser: View map here.

Garden City: Compost will be picked up April 1 through the December 15. Please plan your clean-ups and trimming accordingly, as compost cannot be mixed with your trash at any time. The special Christmas Tree pick up is December 26-January 15.

Grand Rapids: Yard Waste collection starts early April (weather depending) and runs until the 2nd Friday in December every year.

Grosse Pointe (city): The leaf collection period will run from October 14 through December 6.

Grosse Pointe Farms: Separate yard waste collection begins in April and continues through the summer and into the fall. Pickups end around November, depending on the growing season.

Grosse Pointe Park: Yard waste will be collected from April 1 thru November 29. More here.

Grosse Pointe Woods: There is limited curbside pick-up of yard waste from December 12, 2019 through March 13, 2020. Curbside pick-up of bagged leaves and other yard waste will continue through December 12, 2019. From December 13, 2019 through March 13, 2020 residents may bring bags to Public Works for disposal. Residents must stop in the office to show proof of residence.

Hazel Park: Yard Waste pick-ups are scheduled for the 1st Week in April thru the 1st week in December.

Howell: Leaves will be picked by Advanced Disposal once per week on the same day as garbage pick-up thru November.

Independence Township: Info here.

Inkster: Curbside collection of yard waste including grass clippings, leaves, weeds, etc. begins first Monday in April through December 15.

Kalamazoo: Every fall, the City of Kalamazoo collects leaves placed out on the curb twice per season. The collection typically begins in late October and continues into December. Leaves need to be out by 7 a.m. on the Monday for your designated area.

Lake Orion: Due to wintry conditions, the Village has stopped leaf pick up for the 2019 Fall season. GFL will pick up (paper) bagged leaves through November on Mondays with normal trash & recycling service.

Lapeer: The City of Lapeer picks up brush and yard waste materials each month throughout the year except for the month of November.

Lincoln Park: Info here.

Livonia: Leaf pick up typically begins at the end of October and runs through the beginning of December. View the 2019 Bulk Leaf Pickup Map for daily updates.

Macomb Township: Yard waste will be collected in a separate truck starting March 25 and ending on the second full week in December. Please have your yard waste set out for collection by 7:00 a.m.

Madison Heights: In 2019, yard waste collection will begin Mid-March and run through the first Friday in December.

Marysville: Last day for yard collection is Nov. 27.

Monroe County: Info here.

Mount Pleasant: Each fall, the City provides fall leaf pick-up program during late October and November. Map here.

New Baltimore: Info here.

Northville: Collection begins in November and is completed in mid December. Compost collection ends Dec. 9, 2019 and will resume in Spring 2020.

Novi: Yard waste is collected once per week from the first Monday in April through the Friday of the last week in November.

Oak Park: Leaf pick up “generally” occurs once a week on every street in October and every two weeks in November and December.

Pittsfield Township: Pittsfield Charter Township contracts with a third party waste handler, currently Republic Services, to handle residential rubbish pickup. The contract includes pickup of unlimited rubbish, including bulk pickup, single stream recycling, and yard waste during the time period of April 1 through December 15. The rate is $59.28 per quarter, billed through the Pittsfield Township.

Plymouth: Calendar and pick up zones here.

Pontiac: Info here.

Port Huron: Maps and schedule here.

Redford Township: Collection of yard waste in Redford Township begins the first full week of April and ends on the second Friday in December. Collections are made on the same day as your household trash and recycling pickup. If you have yard waste to dispose of after pickup ends in mid December, you will be required to store it until pickup resumes in April.

Rochester: The City’s garbage contractor will pick up yard waste on your weekly trash day from April through December.

Rochester Hills: Yard waste pick up April 1st through the second full week of December.

Rockford: See map and info here.

Romeo: Waste Management will be picking up yard waste material for the residents of the Village of Romeo, on Thursdays, April through November.

Romulus: Yard waste pick-up begins Monday, April 2, in Romulus and continues through the last full week of November, ending November 24.

Roseville: Compost collections starts the beginning of April and concludes the beginning of December.

Royal Oak: See the leaf collection schedule here.

Saline: The City of Saline’s loose leaf (non-bagged) curbside collection program has tentatively been scheduled for October through November.

Shelby Township: April 1st through November 30th.

St. Clair: City service of FALL leaf pick up begins as determined by DPW and will continue as long as weather permits. Your service date is based on your address. Please click here to view the Leaf Collection Map.

Sterling Heights: Separate Yard Waste Collection ends the week of December 9th.

Southfield: Yard waste and brush are collected from mid April through mid November (weather permitting).

Southgate: Collection ends at end of November.

Taylor: Compost pick-up begins the first week of March and ends the second week of December.

Trenton: Collection runs through December.

Troy: Monday, December 16, 2019 - Last week for yard waste collection

Warren: Check the schedule here.

Waterford: Info here.

Wayne: Yard waste is collected on regular collection days beginning the week of April 1st and continuing through the week of December 15th.

Westland: Runs through Dec. 13.

West Bloomfield: Runs through Nov. 30.

Wixom: Leaf collection ends on Nov. 27. More info here.

Woodhaven: Final day for leaf vacuum program is Friday, December 13, 2019. Schedule here.

Wyandotte: Collection map and schedule.

Ypsilanti: On May 19, 2009, council approved a resolution to eliminate the collection of bulk loose leaves.

About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter.