Weekly Yard Waste Collection
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 to November, depending on weather conditions. All compost bags and City blue yard waste bins will require stickers starting the first Monday in May. 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.
Free Collection Periods
SPRING FREE - Kraft paper bags and City blue yard waste bins will not require stickers from the first Monday in April until the first Monday in May.
FALL FREE - Kraft paper bags and City blue yard waste bins will not require stickers from the first Monday in October 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 $80 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 $80 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
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 1, 2023. 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
2023 Collection Dates
- April 3 - Yard Waste Collection Begins
- May 1 - Bins and bags require stickers
- October 2 - Bins and bags no longer require stickers
- December 15 - Yard Waste Collection Ends @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
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
- Treated woods (decking, etc.)
- Yard waste in plastic bags