Waste Management will begin collecting yard waste and large brush in St. Clair Shores starting Monday, April 2.
The city offers the following tips and guidelines for yard waste:
- Place all yard waste in paper lawn bags or in 20-32 gallon containers clearly marked yard waste. Waste Management prefers the use of paper lawn bags over containers because wet compost tends to stick to the bottom of containers and may not be emptied fully during service. Do not put compost in plastic bags.
- Containers must have watertight lids, handles, and cannot exceed 60 pounds when filled.
- All brush 4 feet or less in length and not greater than 4 inches in diameter must be placed in yard waste bags or containers marked yard waste, or tied in bundles weighing 60 pounds or less. Heavy twine, or rope, works very well. Place curbside on your regular service day.
- Large brush is defined as pieces of brush or tree limbs longer than four feet in length and no greater than four inches in diameter. To ensure service, you must call Waste Management directly at 1-800-796-9696 or 1-866-797-9018 by 4 pm the day before your regular service day (and on Friday if your service day falls on a Monday). They do not accept stumps, root or dirt balls.
For more information about trash collection, visit: http://scsmi.net/departs/dpw/dpw.htm