Weekly Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste collection is now underway

PLEASE NOTE: Under current executive orders issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer,  all City buildings and non-essential services are closed through Friday, June 12.

Refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection in the City continue as scheduled. Heavy item collection has also been suspended citywide at this time due to flood debris collection following the May 2020 flooding event. Some Friday refuse collection customers may also see a temporary disruption in service while flood debris collection occurs in their area. Click here to learn more. 

For a full list of service changes and updates, please click here.

Yard Waste Stickers

Yard waste stickers are required on all bags and bins as of May 18. If you need to renew your yard waste bin sticker you can come to the Municipal Service Center at 4811 N. Saginaw Rd. and drop off payment in the drop box located outside the main entrance. Forms are available on the outside of the front door at the Service Center. Payment must be made by check or money order (payable to the City of Midland). Payments cannot be made over the phone or online.

Beginning May 18, 2020, yard waste stickers will be required on all compost bags and City blue yard waste bins.

Compost bag users pay a $.40 per bag collection fee. Compost paper bags and collection fee stickers for paper compost bags are available from local stores at their customer service counter. The cost of a single sheet of 20 yard waste collection stickers is $8.00.

Yard waste bin users must pay a $40 annual collection fee, which covers the cost of 1 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. 

Fall free yard waste collection begins the first Monday in October (October 5, 2020) and extends through the end of the yard waste collection season. No stickers are required on compost bags or City blue yard waste bins. Yard waste collection typically concludes by the end of November depending on weather conditions.

Midland’s Weekly Yard Waste Collection Program

Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, small twigs, straw, plants, and garden waste. Yard waste is not collected in plastic garbage bags. Yard waste is collected for composting on the same day as your weekly household refuse, Monday-Friday, from the first Monday in April (April 6, 2020) to November, depending on weather conditions. All compost bags and City blue yard waste bins will require stickers starting May 18, 2020. 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.

Free Collection Periods

SPRING FREE - Kraft paper bags and City blue yard waste bins will not require stickers from the first Monday in April (April 6, 2020) until May 18, 2020.

FALL FREE - Kraft paper bags and City blue yard waste bins will not require stickers from the first Monday in October (October 5, 2020) through the remainder of the yard waste collection season.

How is Yard Waste Collected

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 weekly on the same day as your refuse collection.

Kraft Paper Compost Bags

Kraft paper compost bags may be set at the curb on your weekly refuse day. 30-gallon paper compost bags may be purchased 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 kraft paper compost bag of yard waste set out to be collected. The orange yard waste stickers cost $.40 cents per bag.

Yard Waste Bin

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 1 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. There is a 200-pound weight limit on yard waste bins.

Ordering Your Yard Waste Bin

If you need to purchase a yard waste bin you can come to the Municipal Service Center at 4811 N. Saginaw Rd. and drop off payment. Forms are available on the outside of the front door at the Service Center. Payment must be made by check or money order (payable to the City of Midland). Payments cannot be made over the phone or online.

Renewing Your Yard Waste Bin Annual Sticker

Yard waste stickers are required on all bags and bins as of May 18. If you need to renew your yard waste bin sticker you can come to the Municipal Service Center at 4811 N. Saginaw Rd. and drop off payment in the drop box located outside the main entrance. Forms are available on the outside of the front door at the Service Center. Payment must be made by check or money order (payable to the City of Midland). Payments cannot be made over the phone or online.