Department of Public Services

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

Three Free Collection

Spring 2014:  The City's three weeks of free yard waste collection for Spring 2014 takes place from Monday, April 14 - Friday, May 2. For more information about the program, see below.

What's Three Free?  For a three-week period each spring and fall, leaves and other yard waste is collected at no charge. During this specified period of time, the City suspends the 35-cent per bag sticker typically required on yard waste bags. Stickers are available at local retailers.

Yard waste is collected curbside on your regular weekly refuse collection day.  Yard waste must be placed in kraft paper compost bags or blue, 95-gallon yard waste bins before being set at the curb. 

Collection Specifics: Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, garden wastes and small twigs and branches. Large brush, large tree branches, soil and sod, stone, and treated wood are just a few of the items that would NOT be considered acceptable yard waste. For more on the City's yard waste collection program, click here.