Yard Waste, Brush & Large Trash

2023 Fall Clean-up Schedule

Yard Waste

Bagged Leaves:  The City requires the use of biodegradable paper leaf bags.  City workers will not pick up leaf bags made from any other material.  Bagged leaves will be part of the Spring and Fall Cleanup Schedules.

Curb-side Leaf Pickup:  In the fall only, residents have the option of raking their leaves to the curb, where they will be picked up by city workers using the city’s leaf vacuum.  Fall leaf pickup will be weather dependent, which the service will be suspended if we receive measurable snow.  We try our best to collect as many leaves as possible but sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.

Brush Chipping

Please limit brush to yard cleanup of your property.  City workers will spend no more than 15 minutes at each property. Commercial tree removal/trimmings will not be picked up and should be disposed of by the tree service hired.  Additional information on the city’s Brush Policy is available.

Large Trash Pickup

Twice a year, usually in the spring and fall, the city’s rubbish contractor will pickup large trash items.  Additional information on  a list of acceptable items. Please refer to the Spring and Fall Cleanup Schedules above for the dates of pickup.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Berrien County offers several disposal events throughout the area for Berrien County residents only.  Additional information on Hazardous Waste