Yard Waste Services

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Keep in the mind the dates for Yard Waste service season

Yard waste service season is between early April and the second Saturday in December. The exact dates depend on weather, so you will want to check back periodically for updates.

Your curbside yard waste collection is the same day as your regular waste collection

Don't remember your yard waste collection date? Visit our My Neighborhood page.

We offer several options for curbside collection

  • Yard Waste Cart – The cart is $27.50 to order. Each time you would like your cart emptied, attach a yellow Yard Waste Tag to the cart. Each tag is $6.00. Interested in this option? Fill out this form to order your cart.

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  • Yard Waste Paper Bag – You can use a yard waste paper bag for leaves, grass clippings and small twigs. Bags are $2.50 each or come in packs of 5 for $12.50. Items in the yard waste paper bag can't weigh more than 30 pounds.

  • Yard Waste Bulk Tag – You can use a purple yard waste bulk tag for bundles of larger twigs or branches. You may also attach this tag to a non-city paper yard waste bag.  These tags cost $2.50 each. Bundled branches and twigs shouldn’t be more than 4 feet long or 2 inches in diameter.

You can buy City yard waste cart tags, paper bags, and purple bulk tags at City Hall. You can also buy them at select supermarkets. For a complete list of sellers near you, give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.  

You may also drop off your yard waste at our drop off site

We have a free drop off site. It is located at 2001 Butterworth St SW. The site is open from 9 AM - 6 PM, Monday through Saturday. This is offered to Grand Rapids residents only, so bring your ID for proof of residence. Yard waste must be loose or in a paper bag. Plastic bags are not allowed.

Not sure if your yard waste is eligible for drop off? Give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.

Yard Waste Materials 

Yard Waste includes

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Twigs (less than two inches in diameter)
  • Garden Plants
  • Tree Limbs - cut 5' or less
  • Logs - cut 5' or less

Yard Waste does not include

  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Stones
  • Broken concrete
  • Trees
  • Railroad Ties
  • Stumps
  • Animal feces and dead animals

Still have questions?

Give us a call.  We are happy to help! You can find our number in the contact us section of this page.

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Keep in the mind the dates for Yard Waste service season

Yard waste service season is between early April and the second Saturday in December. The exact dates depend on weather, so you will want to check back periodically for updates.

Your curbside yard waste collection is the same day as your regular waste collection

Don't remember your yard waste collection date? Visit our My Neighborhood page. 

We offer several options for curbside collection

  • Yard Waste Cart – The cart is $27.50 to order. Each time you would like your cart emptied, attach a yellow Yard Waste Tag to the cart. Each tag is $6.00. Interested in this option? Stop by the customer service windows in City Hall. We can help you get started.

  • Yard Waste Paper Bag – You can use a yard waste paper bag for leaves, grass clippings and small twigs. Bags are $2.50 each or come in packs of 5 for $12.50. Items in the yard waste paper bag can't weigh more than 30 pounds.

  • Yard Waste Bulk Tag – You can use a purple yard waste bulk tag for bundles of larger twigs or branches. You may also attach this tag to a non-city paper yard waste bag.  These tags cost $2.50 each. Bundled branches and twigs shouldn’t be more than 4 feet long or 2 inches in diameter.

You can buy City yard waste cart tags, paper bags, and purple bulk tags at City Hall. You can also buy them at select supermarkets. For a complete list of sellers near you, give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.

Drop off your yard waste at our drop off site

We have a free drop off site. It is located at 2001 Butterworth St SW. The site is open from 9am-6pm, Monday through Saturday. This is offered to Grand Rapids residents only, so bring your ID for proof of residence. Yard waste must be loose or in a paper bag. Plastic bags are not allowed.

Not sure if your yard waste is eligible for drop off? Give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.

Yard Waste Materials

Yard Waste includes

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Twigs (less than two inches in diameter)
  • Garden Plants
  • Tree Limbs - cut 5' or less
  • Logs - cut 5' or less 

Yard Waste does not include

  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Stones
  • Broken concrete
  • Trees
  • Railroad Ties
  • Stumps
  • Animal feces and dead animals

Still have questions?

Give us a call.  We are happy to help! You can find our number in the contact us section of this page.

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Keep in the mind the dates for Yard Waste service season

Yard waste service season is between early April and the second Saturday in December. The exact dates depend on weather, so you will want to check back periodically for updates.

Your curbside yard waste collection is the same day as your regular waste collection

Don't remember your yard waste collection date? Visit our My Neighborhood page. 

We offer several options for curbside collection

  • Yard Waste Cart – The cart is $27.50 to order. Each time you would like your cart emptied, attach a yellow Yard Waste Tag to the cart. Each tag is $6.00. Interested in this option? Give us a call. We will make sure you have everything you need to get started.

  • Yard Waste Paper Bag – You can use a yard waste paper bag for leaves, grass clippings and small twigs. Bags are $2.50 each or come in packs of 5 for $12.50. Items in the yard waste paper bag can't weigh more than 30 pounds.

  • Yard Waste Bulk Tag – You can use a purple yard waste bulk tag for bundles of larger twigs or branches. You may also attach this tag to a non-city paper yard waste bag.  These tags cost $2.50 each. Bundled branches and twigs shouldn’t be more than 4 feet long or 2 inches in diameter.

You can buy City yard waste cart tags, paper bags, and purple bulk tags at City Hall. You can also buy them at select supermarkets. For a complete list of sellers near you, give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.

Drop off your yard waste at our drop off site

We have a free drop off site. It is located at 2001 Butterworth St SW. The site is open from 9am-6pm, Monday through Saturday. This is offered to Grand Rapids residents only, so bring your ID for proof of residence. Yard waste must be loose or in a paper bag. Plastic bags are not allowed.

Not sure if your yard waste is eligible for drop off? Give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.

Yard Waste Materials

Yard Waste includes

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Twigs (less than two inches in diameter)
  • Garden Plants
  • Tree Limbs - cut 5' or less
  • Logs - cut 5' or less

Yard Waste does not include

  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Stones
  • Broken concrete
  • Trees
  • Railroad Ties
  • Stumps
  • Animal feces and dead animals

Still have questions?

Give us a call.  We are happy to help! You can find our number in the contact us section of this page.

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Keep in the mind the dates for Yard Waste service season

Yard waste service season is between early April and the second Saturday in December. The exact dates depend on weather, so you will want to check back periodically for updates.

Your curbside yard waste collection is the same day as your regular waste collection

Don't remember your yard waste collection date? Visit our My Neighborhood page. 

We offer several options for curbside collection

  • Yard Waste Cart – The cart is $27.50 to order. Each time you would like your cart emptied, attach a yellow Yard Waste Tag to the cart. Each tag is $6.00. Interested in this option? Give us a call. We will make sure you have everything you need to get started.

  • Yard Waste Paper Bag – You can use a yard waste paper bag for leaves, grass clippings and small twigs. Bags are $2.50 each or come in packs of 5 for $12.50. Items in the yard waste paper bag can't weigh more than 30 pounds.

  • Yard Waste Bulk Tag – You can use a purple yard waste bulk tag for bundles of larger twigs or branches. You may also attach this tag to a non-city paper yard waste bag.  These tags cost $2.50 each. Bundled branches and twigs shouldn’t be more than 4 feet long or 2 inches in diameter.

You can buy City yard waste cart tags, paper bags, and purple bulk tags at City Hall. You can also buy them at select supermarkets. For a complete list of sellers near you, give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.

Drop off your yard waste at our drop off site

We have a free drop off site. It is located at 2001 Butterworth St SW. The site is open from 9am-6pm, Monday through Saturday. This is offered to Grand Rapids residents only, so bring your ID for proof of residence. Yard waste must be loose or in a paper bag. Plastic bags are not allowed.

Not sure if your yard waste is eligible for drop off? Give us a call. Our number is in the contact us section of this page.

Yard Waste Materials

Yard Waste includes

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Twigs (less than two inches in diameter)
  • Garden Plants
  • Tree limbs - cut 5' or less
  • Logs - cut 5' or less

Yard Waste does not include

  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Stones
  • Broken concrete
  • Trees
  • Railroad Ties
  • Stumps
  • Animal feces and dead animals

Still have questions?

Give us a call.  We are happy to help! You can find our number in the contact us section of this page.