Department of Public Services

Municipal Service Center -  4811 N. Saginaw Rd.  Midland, MI 48640  Phone: 989-837-6900  Email:

How to Prepare Leaves for Fall Collection

  • Rake leaves into the street (except on major streets; see below)

  • Leave at least one foot of gutter space between the leaf pile and the curb

  • Keep brush and refuse out of leaf piles

  • Do not park in the street when leaf collection is in your area

  • Leaves can also be placed in yard waste bins or compost bags

Major Streets in Midland

  • Residents living on major streets in Midland (see below) should rake leaves into the OUTLAWN (between the sidewalk and the street)

  • ALL OTHER STREETS should rake leaves into the gutter, following the instructions above.

Ashman Street (Circle to Main St.)

Isabella Street

Bay City Road

Lyon Road

Buttles Street

Main Street

Eastman Avenue

Patrick Road
(Saginaw to west of Waldo)

George & Cronkright Streets
(between Indian & Ellsworth)

Rodd Street

Indian Street

Saginaw Road

REMINDER:  35-cent yard waste stickers are not required during fall leaf collection.

Street Sweeping

Following completion of the final round of leaf collection, a street sweeper thoroughly cleans each area, weather permitting. The streets are not swept until the leaf collection program has been completed.

Any leaves that have not been collected after the final round must be bagged or placed in a yard waste bin for weekly refuse collection.