Yard Waste & Leaf Pick-up Service
Please click here to see a printable version of the yard waste pickup schedule.
Bags or cans should not weigh more than 50lbs. each and will be collected on your trash day. Cans must be identified as containing yard waste.
This does include any branches under 4ft. in length or under 2 inches in diameter.
Please note: Plastic bags containing yard waste will NOT be collected.
TAGS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR YARD WASTE BAGS OR CANS.
- Yard waste is collected on your garbage day: The first FULL WEEK of April through Mid-December.
- Yard waste is grass, leaves, shrubbery cuttings, vines, rose bushes, roots, stumps, and sticks.
- Yard debris must be placed in a paper yard waste bag. Otherwise, the yard debris must be placed in a container marked "YARD WASTE" and cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
- Paper yard waste bags may be dropped off at SOCRRA for NO CHARGE between Mid-December and late March.
Leaves ONLY may be raked to the curb in neat rows from Mid-October through November. Do not place any other yard debris in the street. Otherwise, dispose of leaves by placing them in paper yard waste bags or marked containers for weekly disposal, on your regular trash pick-up day, from early April through Mid-December.
The Public Works Department HAS COMPLETED its final pick-up of curbside leaves.
LEAF PICK-UP UPDATE:
Public Works (DPW) crews have completed the final round of curbside leaf pick-up, which includes 11 Mile, Catalpa, and Greenfield.
The street sweeper will be following this week and next week to clean up any loose leaves in the street (weather permitting).
Note the street sweeper is not able to collect leaf piles. Any leaf piles currently in the street will need to be placed in yard waste bags (or marked cans) and put out on garbage day. The last day for bagged yard waste pick-up is December 14 for Tuesday's section and December 17 for Friday's section.
Starting December 20, any yard waste bags must be taken to the SOCRRA Transfer Station located at 995 Coolidge Highway in Troy. No appointment is necessary for Berkley residents but there is a 10 bag limit.