Since 1995, yard clippings have been banned from disposal in Michigan municipal solid waste landfills (Michigan Legislature).  The burning of yard clippings has also been banned in many municipalities unless specifically authorized by local ordinance (Michigan DEQ website).

Compost, wood, and yard waste may be handled through backyard compost (Kent County DPW), through your local city/township office, through your private waste hauler, or through the various organizations listed below.  This may include trees, stumps, wood, grass clippings, etc.

Food Waste organic material
Cannonsburg Wood Products
10251 Northland Drive
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-4459

Accepts brush, scrap wood, leaves, and grass clippings – charge based on load size. Large logs and untreated pallets can be dropped off at no charge. No railroad ties, stumps, or roots.

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City of Grand Rapids Recycling & Refuse
201 Market Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-456-3232

Operates curbside recycling, trash, and yard waste programs.  Operates a yard waste drop-off facility.  Fees may apply.

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Fillmore Compost Operation/ Top Grade Aggregates, LLC
10501 Fillmore
Zeeland, MI 49464
269-751-8898

Accepts yard waste at a fee.

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Full Circle Recycle: Recycling Aggregates
3233 Broadmoor Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-868-2277

Accepts concrete, asphalt, ceramic and porcelain toilets/sinks, stone and gravel.

Accepts yard waste at a cost.

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Green Rock Landscape Supply
9860 14 Mile Road NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-754-4684

Accepts non-treated wood only. No leaves or lawn clippings. Open April through October, please call ahead.

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Kent County MSU Extension Office
775 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-632-7865

Does not accept residential yard waste or compost.  Provides resources and information on composting, fertiilizers, soil testing, mowing, and mulching.

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New Soil
1296 Chicago Dr.
Jenison, MI 49428
616-748-1955

Accepts organic business waste for commercial composting.

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Organicycle
5721 Division Ave South. Suite B
Wyoming, MI 49548
616-855-3377

Accepts most organic waste for commercial composting.

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Phoenix Resources
10309 Morse Lake Avenue
Alto, MI 49302
616-891-9110

Accepts unpainted gypsum wallboard scrap from new construction. Also accepts any organic material, brush, leaves, food waste and compostable paper. Fees may apply.

Pitsch Companies
675 Richmond
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
616-363-4895

Accepts and sells most deconstruction and building materials. Accepts yard waste and stumps for a fee.

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Renewed Earth
800-763-2722

Accepts untreated wood less than 12″ in diameter including pallets & brush.

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Spurt Industries
5024 Adams Road
Zeeland, MI 49464
231-799-4890

Accepts most organic waste for commercial composting.  Fees may apply.

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