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).

SPECIAL NOTE on disposing of Michigan invasive plants (not weeds or yard clippings).

CLICK HERE TO READ THE STATE OF MI NOTICE OF YARD WASTE DISPOSAL CHANGES DURING COVID-19

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 leaves, mulch, branches, twigs, 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, grass clipping and untreated pallets – charge based on load size. Large logs (12″ or larger) and clean woodchips (no vegetation) can be dropped off at no charge.

Do not accept 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 (fees may apply). Operates a yard waste drop-off facility that residents can currently utilize for free.

This is for City of Grand Rapids residents only (non-residents can’t utilize the services).

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

Accepts yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, branches, small stumps, etc.) 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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Invasive Plants

Invasive plants don’t belong in our neighborhoods, parks, or recreation areas. Identifying, controlling, and removing them requires a plan of action!

To make the most of your efforts and resources the plan should consider how and when to remove an invasive plant species. The plan should also include a disposal method that ensures the species will not spread to previously cleared or new areas. Some control and removal methods will break plants into pieces that can grow into a new plant. If these plant parts are handled improperly, the invasive species could further spread. Taking steps to ensure proper disposal will help prevent reestablishment of invasive species and promote native landscapes.

Here are some local resources that can help you with Michigan invasive plants:

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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 (leaves, brush, branches, plants, logs that are smaller than 18″ in diameter), untreated wood, soil, and sod. No stumps. 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

Offers curbside 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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