Leaf Collection Updates

2019 Leaf Collection Map - Track the Trucks!

Check out the map below for an update on collection crews' progress.
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Areas in orange are in progress. Areas in green have been completed.

**Thanksgiving holiday collection for refuse, yard waste and recycle week 4:  Residents with Thursday, November 28th refuse/recycle week 4 collection will be collected on Wednesday, November 27th.

Residents with a Friday, November 29th refuse/recycle week 4 collection will be collected on Monday, December 2nd.

2019 Leaf Collection News

FALL FREE begins Monday, October 7, 2019.  No stickers are required on blue yard waste bins or compost bags for the remainder of the 2019 collection season.

Curbside leaf collection will begin Monday, November 4th in AREA B.  For details, read information under Curbside Collection in the table below.

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 by 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 7, 2019) 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

Posting Date Collection Update
Dec 5th, 2019 AREA B – Final round in progress
AREA C – Prepare for final collection
AREA D – Prepare for final collection
AREA A – Prepare for final collection

On Friday, December 6th, crews will continue final collection in Area B, moving west from Swede Ave between E Wackerly St and E Wheeler St.

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

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

Please avoid parking in the streets where crews are working. Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty. Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.

Dec 4th, 2019 AREA B - Final round in progress
AREA C - Prepare for final collection
AREA D - Prepare for final collection
AREA A - Prepare for final collection

On Thursday, December 5th, crews will do final collection in Area B between E Ashman and Wheeler from Washington to Jefferson.

Because there are typically fewer leaves to collect during the FINAL round of collection, crews may travel through neighborhoods more quickly. All residents should have leaves out for collection.
Once each area has completed the FINAL round of collection, street sweepers will come through to clean up the streets, weather permitting.
No leaves are allowed in the street after FINAL collection is received. Any leaves remaining can be placed in yard waste bins or kraft paper compost bags that are collected on your weekly refuse day. No stickers are required.
Dec 3rd, 2019 AREA B – Final round in progress
AREA C – Prepare for final collection
AREA D – Prepare for final collection
AREA A – Prepare for final collection

On Wednesday, December 4th, crews will finish collection on a few streets in Area B, south of E. Wheeler and north of E. Ashman between Waldo and Swede. They will then continue collection in Area B between E Wheeler and E Ashman from Swede Ave moving west toward Jefferson Ave.

Because there are typically fewer leaves to collect during the FINAL round of collection, crews may travel through neighborhoods more quickly. All residents should have leaves out for collection. Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.

Once each area has completed the FINAL round of collection, street sweepers will come through to clean up the streets, weather permitting.
No leaves are allowed in the street after FINAL collection is received. Any leaves remaining can be placed in yard waste bins or kraft paper compost bags that are collected on your weekly refuse day. No stickers are required.

Dec. 2nd, 2019 AREA B – Final round in progress
AREA C – Prepare for final collection
AREA D – Prepare for final collection
AREA A – Prepare for final collection

On Tuesday, December 3rd, crews will continue collection in the Greenbrier/Canterbury area then continue collecting in Area B between E Wheeler and E Ashman, moving west toward Jefferson Ave.

Residents in all areas should be prepared for final collection. Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.

Once each area has completed the FINAL round of collection, street sweepers will come through to clean up the streets, weather permitting.
No leaves are allowed in the street after FINAL collection is received. Any leaves remaining can be placed in yard waste bins or kraft paper compost bags that are collected on your weekly refuse day. No stickers are required.

Nov 25, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - 1st round complete
AREA D - 1st round complete
AREA A - 1st round complete
1st round is complete in all areas  Residents should prepare for FINAL collection beginning Monday, December 2nd-weather permitting.  Crews will start in AREA B then proceed to areas C, D, and A.

Because there are typically fewer leaves to collect during the FINAL round of collection, crews may travel through neighborhoods more quickly.  All residents should have leaves out for collection.

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

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

 Nov 22, 2019  AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - 1st round complete
AREA D - 1st round complete
AREA A - Collection in progress

On Saturday, November 23, crews will collect from Indian to S. Saginaw between Rodd and E Patrick.  Crews will also be working on Sunday, November 24.  Crews will then collect those residents that rake to the outlawn.  

All residents should prepare for FINAL COLLECTION -weather permitting -  beginning on Monday, December 2 in AREA B. Crews will then proceed through AREAS C, D, and A - weather permitting.
Nov 21, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - 1st round complete
AREA D - Collection in progress
AREA A - Prepare for collection

On Friday, November 22, crews will be collecting in the Helen/Noeske area-working towards Buttles.  Crews will then collect the M-20 corridor.  Crews will be working over the weekend.
Nov 20, 2019 AREA B – 1st round complete
AREA C – 1st round complete
AREA D - Collection in progress
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Thursday, November 21, crews will be working in Area D, west of Jefferson, from W Wheeler south toward Saginaw Rd, and continue from W St. Andrews west of Jefferson working south toward Ashman St.

Please avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.

Nov 19, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection

On Wednesday, November 20, crews will work from Dublin to Stark and complete AREA C.  Crews will then begin collection in AREA D in the  Dublin Rd area  to Green Rd working east toward Eastman Ave.

Please avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.
Nov 18, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection

On Tuesday November 19th, crews will collect from Perrine to the west city limits between W Wackerly St and N Saginaw Rd.

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

Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.

Nov 15, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Monday, November 18th, crews will collect from the Schade Dr area to Sturgeon Ave between Abigail Ln and W Wackerly. Crews will then collect from Sturgeon and work towards the west city limit at Stark Rd.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty. Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.
Nov 14, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Friday, November 15th, crews will collect from the Schade Dr area to Sturgeon Ave between Abigail Ln and W Wackerly. Crews will then collect from Sturgeon and work towards Stark Rd.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty. Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.
Nov 13, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection

On Thursday, November 14th, crews will collect from the Drake/Schade Dr area to Sturgeon Ave between Valorie Ln and W Wackerly.  Crews will then collect from Sturgeon and work towards Stark Rd.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty. Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.
 Nov 12, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection

On Wednesday, November 13th, crews will collect in the Drake/Schade Dr. area between N. Saginaw and W. Wackerly and work towards Stark Rd.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty.  Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.
Nov 11, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection

On Tuesday, November 12, crews will be working from Eastman Ave towards the west city limit.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty.  Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Please avoid parking on streets where crews are working.
Nov 11, 2019 AREA B - 1st round complete
AREA C - Collection in progress
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Monday, November 11th, crews will be collecting from Siebert between Sylvan and Wackerly working toward Eastman.
Nov 8, 2019 AREA B – First round in progress
AREA C – Prepare for collection
AREA D – Prepare for collection
AREA A – Prepare for collection
On Saturday November 9th, crews will be working in the last section of Area B from Woodview Pass west toward Jefferson Ave. and from Adams Dr. north to E Wackerly St. This will complete collection in Area B. It’s anticipated that collection in Area C will begin on Saturday November 9th in the neighborhoods just north of W Wheeler and west of Jefferson Ave. All residents in Area C should begin preparing for collection.
Remember to leave at least one foot of gutter space between leaf piles and the curb to allow water to drain to the catch basin. Please avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty. Keeping your bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.


Nov 7, 2019 AREA B - First round in progress
AREA C - Prepare for collection
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection
On Friday, November 8th, crews will be working from Swede towards Jefferson between E Wheeler and E Wackerly. This will complete the first collection cycle for Area B. Residents in Area C should begin preparing for collection. Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space to allow water to drain to the catch basin.
Do not park cars on streets where crews are working. Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty. Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Nov 6, 2019 AREA B - First round in progress
AREA C - Prepare for collection
AREA D - Prepare for collection
AREA A - Prepare for collection

On Thursday, November 7th, crews will be working from Foster Rd/Brookfield Dr area toward Swede.  Crews will then collect from Swede to Jefferson between E Wheeler and E Wackerly.  If time permits, crews will begin collection in AREA C.
Do not park cars on streets where crews are working.  Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty.  Keeping bins in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Nov 5, 2019 AREA B - First round in progress
AREA C - prepare for collection
AREA D - prepare for collection
AREA A - prepare for collection

On Wednesday, November 6th, crews will be working on E St Andrews between E Sugnet and Washington and the Andre, James, and Cruz area.  Crews will also collect from Washington to Jefferson between E Ashman and E Wheeler.  Crews will then start in the Trotter's Pointe/Butterfield area and work towards Jefferson between E Wheeler and E Wackerly.
Due to freezing temperatures, yard bin contents may freeze, not allowing for contents to completely empty.  Keeping your bin in the garage until your collection day will help prevent this problem.
Please do not park cars on streets where crews are working.

Nov 4, 2019 AREA B - First round in progress
AREA C - prepare for collection
AREA D - prepare for collection
AREA A - prepare for collection

On Tuesday, November 5th crews will be working the area of Chestnut Hill between E Sugnet and Burlington and the courts off Plymouth.  Crews will then collect from Swede towards Jefferson between E Ashman and E Wheeler.
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.  Please avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.
Oct. 25, 2019
AREA B - prepare for collection

The 2019 fall leaf curbside collection will begin on Monday, November 4th in AREA B, then proceed to AREAS C, D, and A.  All residents in AREA B should prepare for collection at this time; however residents in all AREAS can start raking leaves to the street now.  Remember to leave at least one foot of clear gutter space between leaf pile and the curb.  This allows water to get to the catch basin.  
Residents on the following major streets should rake leaves onto the outlawn in front of their homes:  Ashman St from the Circle to Main, Bay City Rd., Buttles St., Eastman, George and Cronkright between Indian & Ellsworth, Indian, Isabella, Lyon, Main, Patrick from Indian to Waldo, Rodd, and Saginaw Rd.
Do not mix brush or refuse in leaf piles.  Residents should avoid parking cars on streets where crews are working.
Sept. 27, 2019 Fall Free yard waste collection begins Monday, October 7 through the remainder of the 2019 yard waste collection season.  No stickers are required on blue City yard waste bins or on paper compost bags.  
Curbside collection of leaves will begin after significant leaf fall has occurred city-wide, which is typically late October.
For the safety of our crews, avoid putting pumpkins, plants, and sticks in your leaf piles.  When the crews are working in your neighborhood, refrain from parking in the street.
Yard waste is not collected in plastic garbage bags or from garbage cans.
May 6, 2019 All City of Midland blue yard waste bins and paper compost bags require a collection sticker.