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Residential Compost Collection Program
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Brush Collection Program


Residential Compost Collection Program

Curbside pickup of compost collection begins April 7th and will end November 25th, 2014

While compost collection is underway, place compost materials out separate from your trash and recyclables on your regular trash pickup day.

Compost Containers

Grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste may be placed in 30 gallon PAPER COMPOST BAGS, or in 35 gallon reusable containers with sturdy handles marked “COMPOST” or marked with an “X”. Lids must not be placed on the reusable containers. Stickers for reusable containers are available from the Public Works Department in City Hall or from the City Hall vestibule, which is open 24 hours a day.

No containers over 50 pounds or over 35 gallons in size.  No plastic bags.

What to Compost

Grass clippings, leaves, yard and garden waste (excluding pumpkins), pruning debris, and brush.

How to Prepare Materials

Twigs, branches, brush, and pruning debris must be tied with heavy twine into bundles no longer than 3 feet in length, 2 inches in diameter, and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Tree removal is not accepted.

Do Not Compost

Food scraps, animal waste, chemicals, pumpkins, or sod.

If you have any questions on this program, please call Waste Management at (800) 796-9696.

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Each fall the City collects leaves from the City streets.  Utilizing basic “low technology” methods these leaves are routinely turned providing a composting process, which reduces the volume of the leaves by 90% and turning this once unwanted material into a rich, organic matter called “Compost”.  It can be utilized to improve soils in landscape and flower beds, gardens, and flower pots.  The Department of Public Works uses compost for its landscaping needs in City parks, cemeteries, and other public properties.

Compost is offered free to residents & non-residents of Northville and is available at the City Yards located at 650 Doheny.  Compost is available Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm. You must supply your own containers and load your own compost.


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