Compostables and Yard Waste
All yard waste placed at the curbside in acceptable
containers will be collected for composting by the yard waste
truck on the regular garbage day. Each year, yard waste pickup
service will be provided from early spring to late fall.
Acceptable yard waste includes leaves, grass,
shrub clippings, twigs, and plant materials. There
are three options available for yard waste disposal:
- Place yard waste in a trash can (32-gallon
size limit) with a Yard Waste sticker on both
sides. Yard Waste stickers are available free
from City Hall or the DPW.
- Put yard waste in brown paper yard waste
bags. Please do not over stuff bags.
- Use a mulching mower and recycle leaves and
grass clippings back into the lawn.
Small limbs (six inches in diameter or less) and
brush must be tied in bundles that do not exceed
four feet in length or weigh more than 60 pounds per
bundle. Unbundled brush and large limbs will not be
picked up. Also, any brush or twigs placed in cans
or bags should not stick out above the top of the
container and large quantities of dirt or sod are
not accepted for pickup.
Many condo owners/associations do not need
compost pickup and therefore do not use yard waste
service. Yard waste is an optional service for condo
For information about backyard composting, please
call the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority
of South Oakland County (RRRASOC) at (248) 208-2270
visit the RRASOC website.
Compost Available to
Farmington/Farmington Hills Residents
Compost is made available to residents
of Farmington and Farmington Hills free of charge from May
through September at the “Soccer, Soccer” fields at 12 Mile
and Drake Roads. Compost may be picked up from dawn to
dusk, seven days a week. There is a limit of one
truckload per person and compost is for private residential
use only. Residents must bring their own shovels and
containers and may be asked for proof of residency if a Park
Ranger is present.