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Map will be updated when the fall leaf collection begins on November 8, 2021.  Check out the map below for an update on collection crews' progress.
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FINAL round of curbside collection will begin November 29th:   Residents in AREA B should prepare for final collection.  Crews will then proceed to Areas C, D, and A.



2021 Leaf Collection News

The start date for curbside collection is Monday, November 8.  Residents are encouraged to begin raking leaves to the street.  Remember to leave space between leaf pile and the curb so water can drain to the catch basins.

Yard waste is collected weekly in blue yard waste bins or in paper compost bags on your refuse day.  All yard waste must be contained in bins or paper bags.  Yard waste is not collected in plastic garbage bags. Collection stickers are not required on all bins and bags.

Leaves will continued to be collected during your weekly refuse day in yard waste bins or paper compost bags until the end of the yard waste collection season.  The end of collection season is weather dependent and will be announced at a later date.

The Landfill will accept yard waste year round. Midland County residents may dispose of up to three cubic yards of refuse, demolition debris, scrap metal, or yard waste once per month.  The final Saturday that the Landfill is open is November 27, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to noon..

Please read the following for information about how the collection process works.

Fall leaf collection from the street will be announced when there is a significant leaf fall throughout the City. A collection schedule using the Heavy Item and Brush Collection areas A, B, C, and D is used to determine the collection areas for the leaf crews. Leaf collection will begin in area B then proceed to areas C, D, and A. Residents can rake leaves to the street in front of their home until final curbside collection has been completed for the season in their area. Raking leaves to the street sooner will not start bulk curbside collection earlier.

Residents can track the progress of leaf collection crews via the updates below, calling the Leaf Collection hotline at 989-837-3405, or watching the MGTV-188 message board (AT&T U-Verse subscribers can watch the MCTV Network through Channel 99).

FALL FREE begins the first Monday in October (October 4, 2021) through the remainder of the yard waste collection season. During this free period, 40-cent per bag stickers and the annual yard waste bin stickers are not required. Crews will begin collection from the street when there has been a significant leaf fall throughout the City. Raking leaves to the street will not start the bulk curbside collection any earlier. Yard waste bags and bins are collected on your weekly refuse day.

Curbside Collection

DATE INFORMATION
11/30/21 AREA B - FINAL collection in progress
AREA C - Prepare for final collection
AREA D - Prepare for final collection
AREA A - Prepare for final collection
YARD WASTE COLLECTION ENDS DECEMBER 17
On Wednesday, December 1st, crews will be collecting in AREA B from Washington towards Jefferson between E Ashman and E Wheeler.  Crews will then collect from Butterfield working towards Jefferson between E Wheeler and E Wackerly.  All residents should prepare for FINAL collection.  Crews are moving quickly.
NO leaves are allowed in the street after FINAL collection is received.  Any leaves remaining can be placed in yard waste bins or in kraft paper bags that are collected on your refuse day.  Yard waste collection ends on Friday, December 17th.
Once each AREA has completed the FINAL collection, street sweepers will come through to clean up the streets, weather permitting.
Due to freezing temperatures, contents in yard waste bins, may freeze not allowing for the driver to completely empty the bin.  Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.


11/29/21 AREA B – Final collection in progress
AREA C – Prepare for final collection
AREA D – Prepare for final collection
AREA A - Prepare for final collection

On Tuesday, November 30th, crews will be collecting in Area B between E. Wheeler St and Lambros Dr. from Chestnut Hill Dr toward Jefferson Ave.

No leaves are allowed in the street after FINAL collection is received. Any leaves remaining can be placed in yard waste bins or in kraft paper compost bags that are collected on your weekly refuse day until yard waste collection has ended for the year. No stickers are required.

Once each AREA has completed the FINAL round of collection, street sweepers will come through to clean up the streets, weather permitting.
Please avoid parking in streets where crews are working.

Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf piles and the curb to allow water to drain to the catch basin. Avoid placing pumpkins, brush, or sticks in leaf piles, as this creates a safety hazard for crews and equipment.

Due to freezing temperatures, contents in yard waste bins may freeze not allowing for driver to completely empty the bin. Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.

11/23/21 AREA B – 1st round is complete
AREA C – 1st round is complete
AREA D – 1st round is complete
AREA A - 1st round is complete

First round of collection in all areas is now complete!!

FINAL collection will begin on Monday, November 29th in AREA B. All residents should prepare for FINAL collection. Crews are expected to travel quickly through areas for FINAL collection.

No leaves are allowed in the street after FINAL collection is received. Any leaves remaining can be placed in yard waste bins or in kraft paper compost bags that are collected on your weekly refuse day until yard waste collection has ended for the year. No stickers are required.

Once each AREA has completed the FINAL round of collection, street sweepers will come through to clean up the streets, weather permitting.

Please avoid parking in streets where crews are working.

Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf piles and the curb to allow water to drain to the catch basin. Avoid placing pumpkins, brush, or sticks in leaf piles, as this creates a safety hazard for crews and equipment.

Due to freezing temperatures, contents in yard waste bins may freeze not allowing for driver to completely empty the bin. Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.

11/22/21 AREA B - 1st round is complete
AREA C - 1st round is complete
AREA D - 1st round is complete
AREA A - Collection in progress
On Monday, November 22nd, crews will be collecting from Abbott working East and working in the Jay/Clay area.  Crews will also collect the Bay City Rd corridor.  Crews plan on finishing 1st round of collection in AREA A today and will be collecting streets that rake to the outlawn starting on Tuesday, November 23rd.
FINAL collection will begin on Monday, November 29th in AREA B.
11/19/21 AREA B - 1st round is complete
AREA C - 1st round is complete
AREA D - Collection in progress
AREA A - Prepare for collection on Sat & Sun
On Saturday, November 20th, crews will complete AREA D in the triangle bounded by W Wheeler, Jefferson and N Saginaw.  Crews will then collect in AREA A.  Crews are working Saturday and Sunday.
Crews expect to collect streets that rake to the outlawn
before Thanksgiving Day.
FINAL collection will begin on Monday, November 29th in AREA B.
11/18/21 AREA B - 1st round is complete
AREA C - 1st round is complete
AREA D - Collection in progress
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Friday, November 19th, crews will continue collection on the M-20 corridor from Stark Rd to Sandow Rd.  Crews will then collect from W Buttles between Eastman Ave and Ashman.  
Crews are planning on working Saturday and Sunday to complete the 1st round of collection.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze not allowing for driver to completely empty the bin.  Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.

11/17/21 AREA B - 1st round is complete
AREA C - 1st round is complete
AREA D - Collection in progress
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Thursday, November 18th, crews will start collection in AREA D.  Working from the Dublin Ave area towards Eastman Ave between W Main and Jerome.  All residents in AREA D and A should prepare for collection.

11/16/21 AREA B - 1st round collection is complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Wednesday, November 17th, crews will be collecting in AREA C from Perrine Rd towards the west City limits and north of US 10 on Airport, off Perrine Rd and off Dublin Ave.  If time permits, crews will begin collection in AREA D.
Crews are working Saturday and Sunday, so everyone should prepare leaves for collection.
Due to freezing temperatures, contents in yard waste bins may freeze not allowing for the driver to completely empty the bin.  Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Please avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.  We will provide a second/final collection of leaves weather permitting.
Avoid placing pumpkins, brush or sticks in leaf piles, as this creates a safety hazard for crews and equipment.



11/15/21 AREA B - 1st round collection is complete
AREA C - Collection in Progress
AREA D – Prepare for collection
AREA A – Prepare for collection

On Tuesday, November 16th, crews will be collecting in Area C between W Wackerly St and N Saginaw Rd, from Drake St working west toward the city limits.

Please avoid parking in streets where crews are working. We will provide a second round of collection, weather permitting, but we will not return to provide first round collection for areas that cannot be collected due to vehicles in the road.

Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf piles and the curb to allow water to drain to the catch basin. Avoid placing pumpkins, brush, or sticks in leaf piles, as this creates a safety hazard for crews and equipment.

11/15/21 AREA B - 1st round collection is complete
AREA C - Collection in Progress
AREA D – Prepare for collection
AREA A – Prepare for collection

On Monday, November 15th, crews will be collecting in Area C between W Wackerly St and N Saginaw Rd, from Eastman Ave working west toward Sturgeon Ave.

Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf piles and the curb to allow water to drain to the catch basin. Avoid placing pumpkins, brush, or sticks in leaf piles, as this creates a safety hazard for crews and equipment.

Please avoid parking in streets where crews are working. 

Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze not allowing for the driver to completely empty the bin. Keeping bins in your garage will help prevent this problem.


11/12/21 AREA B - 1st round collection is complete
AREA C - Collection in Progress
AREA D – Prepare for collection
AREA A – Prepare for collection

First round of collection in Area B is complete! On Saturday, November 13th, crews will finish collection in the Broadhead neighborhood, and starting collection in Area C between W Wackerly and W Wheeler moving west from Jefferson Ave.

Residents should avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.

Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf piles and the curb to allow water to drain to the catch basin. Avoid placing pumpkins, brush, or sticks in leaf piles, as this creates a safety hazard for crews and equipment.
11/11/21 AREA B - 1st round collection in progress
AREA C - Prepare for collection
AREA D – Prepare for collection
AREA A – Prepare for collection

On Friday, November 12th, crews will continue collection from Swede Ave working west toward Jefferson Ave. between E Wheeler St and E Wackerly St. Crews are moving through areas quickly.

Do not mix brush or pumpkins in leaf piles. Residents should avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.
Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf pile and the curb to allow water to drain to catch basin.

11/10/21 AREA B - 1st round in progress
AREA C - prepare for collection
AREA D - prepare for collection
AREA A - prepare for collection
On Thursday, November 11, crews will be collecting from Butterfield working west towards Jefferson between E Wheeler and E Wackerly.  ALL residents should have leaves prepared for collection.  Crews are moving through areas quickly.
Do not mix brush or pumpkins in leaf piles.  Residents should avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.
Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf pile and the curb to allow water to drain to the catch basin.
11/9/21 AREA B - 1st round in progress
AREA C - Prepare for collection
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Wednesday, November 10, crews will be collecting from Lancaster west towards Jefferson and E Sugnet north towards E Wheeler.  If time permits, crews will begin collection from Butterfield working west towards Swede between E Wheeler and E Wackerly.  All residents should have leaves prepared for collection.  Do not mix brush or pumpkins in leaf piles.
Residents should avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.
Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf pile and the curb to allow water to drain to catch basin.
11/9/21 AREA B - 1st round in progress
AREA C - Prepare for collection
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection
Crews have completed the first round collection in the Fuller/Mark Twain area and from Waldo to McKeith Rd between E Ashman and E Wheeler.  Crews are working in the courts off Plymouth and will be working from Swede to Jefferson between E Ashman and E Wheeler.
11/3/21 Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze not allowing for the driver to completely empty the bin.  Keeping bins in your garage will help prevent this problem.
10/29/21 First round of curbside collection will begin on Monday, November 8 in AREA B.  Residents in AREA B should prepare their leaves for collection at this time; however, residents in all areas can start raking leaves to the street now.  Crews will collect in AREA B, then proceed to Areas C, D, and A.
10/22/21 A start date for curbside collection has not yet been determined at this time.  Residents are encouraged to begin raking leaves to the street.  Remember to leave one foot of gutter space between leaf pile and the curb to allow a path for water to properly drain from the street.  Avoid placing brush, sticks, branches or pumpkins into curbside leaf piles.
9/28/2021 The City of Midland will offer Fall Free yard waste collection beginning Monday, October 4 through the remainder of the 2021 yard waste collection season.  During the free period, stickers are not required on compost bags or on blue yard waste bins.
Curbside collection of leaves from the street will begin after significant leaf fall has occurred citywide, which is typically late October.
4/27/2021 Free yard waste collection will end on Friday, April 30, 2021.  All yard waste bins and paper compost bags will require a collection sticker beginning on Monday, May 3, 2021.  Yard waste is collected weekly on your refuse day.