Prior to the 1995 law banning yard clippings from Michigan's landfills and incinerators, leaves and grass comprised over 30% of all household and solid waste generated. Not only is that a lot of landfill space being filled by a clean resource, but yard clippings in landfills may contribute to methane gas and leachate production which, in turn, pollute the air and local water supplies. The moisture in yard waste causes it to burn poorly in incinerators, raising pollution levels and operating costs. Yard clippings are defined as leaves, grass clippings, vegetable or other garden debris, shrubbery, or other brush or tree trimmings less than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter, that can be converted to compost humus.
Many waste haulers provide yard waste pickup for an additional fee. You may also contact the following businesses to drop off compostable materials at a cost:
- Jack's Lawn Service
15500 Garden Stone Drive (Located on Dunbar Road between Telegraph and South Dixie)
Monroe, MI 48161
- The Mulch King LLC
110 Smith Road
Temperance, MI 48182
Please contact the providers listed above via phone prior to taking compostable materials to their sites. There are times of the year that materials are accepted and this may change at any time.