Michigan law prohibits leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, shrubbery, brush or tree trimmings less than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter from being disposed of in landfills. The following companies/agencies accept yard waste. Please call directly for details:
Local Municipalities: many municipalities off Fall curbside leaf collection and seasonal curbside collection of other yard waste. Call your township, village, or city hall to learn of local services.
Local Waste Hauler or Disposal Service: call your waste service provider to find out if yard waste recycling service is available.
Orchard Hill Landfill, Compost: 3290 Hennessey Rd., Watervliet, 269-463-5588, www.myorchardhill.com. Accepts: Grass clippings, leaves, and brush for on-site composting. Fees apply.
Southeast Berrien County Landfill, Compost: 1540 Mayflower Rd., Niles. 269-695-2500 x210. www.sebclandfill.com. Accepts: Grass and leaves, wood chips and brush (<1” diameter). Fees apply.
Grasscycling simply means leaving your grass clippings on the lawn when you mow. Grasscycling will save you time not having to handle the bag and will provide a natural nitrogen fertilizer to your lawn.