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Yard waste will be collected from the first Monday in April through the third full week of October of each year in accordance with the following procedures:
All yard waste must be separated from recycling materials and general refuse at the curbside.
All grass clippings, leaves and other small loose trimmings from shrubs, trees or bushes must be placed in paper sacks or cardboard boxes (mandatory biodegradable containers) and/or multi-use containers clearly and permanently marked for "Yardwaste" (lettering 6 inch minimum) with a maximum size of 32 gallons and weight of 50 pounds. Multi-use containers cannot be 55-gallon drums nor 'cut down' barrels.
All tree limbs must be placed in piles, not bundled, with all stems lying in the same direction. Large limbs, up to four (4) inches in diameter must be delimbed to reduce size for sufficient handling.
Large tree limbs over four (4) inches in diameter, tree stumps, tree roots, or excessive quantities of branches from heavy tree trimming or tree removal will NOT be collected. Plastic bags and unmarked containers will not be collected.
Placement of yardwaste shall not obstruct sidewalks or public streets.
Yardwaste material will be collected on each resident's normal garbage collection day. Materials should be placed out by 6:00 a.m. to ensure pickup.
City Charter and Code of Ordinances
525 East Superior Street
Alma, Michigan 48801
Phone (989) 463-8336
Fax (989) 463-5574