Yard Waste Collection

Midland's Yard Waste Collection Program
Yard waste is collected weekly the same day as household refuse, Monday - Friday, from the first Monday in April to November, depending on weather conditions. All bags and 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.  A comprehensive list of what is and is not acceptable as yard waste can be found on the right side of the 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 the left. Call the Department of Public Services at 837-6900 with any questions.

Free Collection Periods
SPRING FREE - Kraft paper bags and 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 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. 

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, and can also purchased at local retailers.

Yard Waste Bin
95-gallon, wheeled blue yard waste bins may be purchased from the City for $65 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 $65 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
To order one or more yard waste bins from the City, fill out the Refuse and Yard Waste Bin Order Form (found under DPS Documents), print it out, then deliver or mail it along with payment to the City Treasurer's or the Municipal Service Center.  Yard waste bins may also be purchased in person at the Municipal Service Center

Renewing Your Yard Waste Bin
If you wish to pay the annual fee(s) for your yard waste bin(s) for this calendar year, fill out the Yard Waste Bin Collection Form (found under DPS Documents) 
and return it to the City Treasurer's Office or the Municipal Service Center.

Purchases made in person may be paid with cash, check, or a VISA / MasterCard or debit card with the VISA or MasterCard logo on them. Free delivery of prepaid bins within the City of Midland are made on Wednesdays. Call the Department of Public Services with any questions.
If including a check or money order with the renewal form, make it payable to "City of Midland" mail to the City Treasurer's Office, P.O. Box 1647, Midland, MI 48641-1647.  Payment may also be made in person at City Hall at the Treasurer's Office or the Municipal Service Center at 4811 N. Saginaw Rd.

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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 completly
  • 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
  • Stone
  • Treated woods (decking, etc.)
  • Yard waste in plastic bags