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, 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, soil, dirt, sod, 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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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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Landscape Impressions
3807 68th St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
616-698-6350

Accepts yard waste including plants, soil, and sod. Fees may apply.

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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. May also sod, dirt, & soil. Fees may apply.

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Urban Roots
1316 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
616-228-4707

For a small monthly fee, Urban Roots will collect household compost and organic waste from your curbside. Service map of the area they provide composting services to as well as a list of accepted compostables can be found on their website.

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Wormies Vermicompost
616-322-1677

Offer compost and food scrap waste pick-up for residents of the Grand Rapids area. Please visit their website for more information on accepted compostables, pick-up service details, and cost.

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