Weekly Yard Waste Collection

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Midland’s Weekly Yard Waste Collection Program

Yard waste is collected in two ways: in paper compost bags and/or in blue City of Midland yard waste bins. Yard waste is collected for composting on the same day as your weekly household refuse, Monday-Friday, from the first Monday in April (April 5, 2021) to November, depending on weather conditions. All compost bags and City blue yard waste bins will require stickers beginning the first Monday in May until the first Monday of October. Yard waste is not collected in plastic garbage bags. 

Place yard waste and refuse side-by-side at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day and no sooner than 6 p.m. on the day before collection. Yard waste is NOT collected from the street in the spring. A comprehensive list of what is and is not acceptable as yard waste can be found on this page under What is Collected as Yard Waste and What is Not Collected as Yard Waste.

Find out your refuse collection day through our interactive collection schedule by clicking on the calendar on this page or download Recycle Coach. Call or email the Department of Public Services at 837-6900 with any questions.

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Free Collection Periods

SPRING FREE - Paper compost bags and City blue yard waste bins will not require stickers from the first Monday in April (April 5, 2021) until the first Monday in May (May 3, 2021).

FALL FREE - Paper compost bags and City blue yard waste bins will not require stickers from the first Monday in October (October 4, 2021) through the remainder of the yard waste collection season.

Yard Waste Bins and Bags

Yard Waste Bins

95-gallon, wheeled blue yard waste bins may be purchased from the City for $70 each. Yard waste bin users must pay a $40 annual collection fee, which covers the cost of one yard waste bin for the collection season. If more bins are needed at the same address, the cost of each additional bin is $70 and an additional annual collection fee of $17 for each additional bin sticker. There is a 200-pound weight limit on yard waste bins.

Purchasing Your Yard Waste Bin

Yard waste bins are available for purchase online, in person or by mail. Residents can now purchase annual yard waste bin stickers and bins online by clicking here. Annual yard waste bins can also be purchased in person with cash, check, VISA or MasterCard at the Municipal Service Center (4811 N. Saginaw Rd.) Payments cannot be made over the phone or online. Payments cannot be made over the phone.

Renewing Your Yard Waste Bin Annual Sticker

Yard waste stickers are required on all bags and bins beginning May 3, 2021. Residents can now purchase annual yard waste bin stickers online by clicking here. Annual yard waste bin stickers can also be purchased in person with cash, check, VISA or MasterCard at the Municipal Service Center (4811 N. Saginaw Rd.) or Midland City Hall (333 W. Ellsworth St.). Payment must be made by check or money order (payable to the City of Midland). Payments cannot be made over the phone or online.

Paper Compost Bags

Paper compost bags may be set at the curb on your weekly refuse day. 30-gallon paper compost bags may be purchased from online or from the Municipal Service Center or directly from local retailers that carry lawn and garden accessories. Bags have a 50 lb. weight limit. Orange yard waste stickers are required for each paper compost bag of yard waste set out to be collected. The orange yard waste stickers are sold in sheets of 20 for $8.

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2021 Collection Dates

  • April 5 - Yard Waste Collection Begins
  • May 3 - Bins and bags require stickers
  • October 4 - Bins and bags no longer require stickers
  • November - Yard Waste Collection Ends

What is Collected As Yard Waste:

  • Garden waste and plants
  • Grass clippings, leaves, small twigs and straw

What is Not Collected as Yard Waste:

  • Artificial flowers, plastic flower pots and flats (dispose as refuse)
  • City yard waste bins with brush sticking out of the bin (lid must close completely)
  • Compost paper bags weighing over 50 pounds
  • Large brush and tree branches over 2 inches in diameter (collected monthly through heavy item and brush collection)
  • Loose soil and sod
  • Stone
  • Treated woods (decking, etc.)
  • Yard waste in plastic bags