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Yard waste pickup begins in April. 

Republic Services handles waste removal services for most area municipalities. The company recommends placing yard waste, which includes grass clippings, leaves, branches and yard debris, into biodegradable bags and placing them near the sidewalk or at the edge of the driveway. 

The pile should be no higher than 4 feet, and cut branches should be no longer than 4 feet. 

Yard waste cannot be mixed with trash or recycling. 


Yard waste pickup begins in April and ends in November. Republic Services will pick it up every Friday in the city, with a few exceptions on weeks that include holidays. In June, the first week for yard waste pickup is Saturday the 5th. In September, the second week pickup day is Saturday the 11th. In November, the fourth week pickup day is Saturday the 27th. 

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Fenton Township

Yard waste is collected every Friday from April 1 through the end of November by Republic Services. The first week of June, yard waste will be collected on Saturday the 5th due to the holiday, and during the second week of September, yard waste is Saturday the 11th. In November, the fourth week of pickup is on Saturday the 27th.

The township’s website states that all yard waste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft paper bags or placed in 30-gallon cans clearly marked as yard waste. No plastic bags will be accepted. Branches and twigs smaller than 2” in diameter must be placed in bundles no larger than 2’ by 4’ long or 50 pounds per bag or bundle. No tree trunks, stumps, construction materials or demolition debris will be accepted. 

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Republic Services picks up yard waste every Wednesday beginning in April. Due to holidays, the day may change. In June, pickup is on Thursday the 3rd instead of Wednesday. In September, second week pickup will take place on Thursday the 9th. 

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Every Wednesday, beginning the first week of April through the end of November, yard waste will be collected by Republic Trash Services. Yard waste is accepted in brown paper lawn and garden bags, or loose in trash cans up to 30 gallons and clearly marked “compost.”

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Argentine Township

Yard waste is picked up every other week in April through November on Mondays by Emterra Environmental USA. Set all materials at the curb before 7 a.m. 

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Yard waste includes:

• Grass Clippings

• Leaves

• Garden Debris

• Small Branches / Shrubbery: less than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter ( must be bundled and tied)

Republic Services does not accept the following:

• Straw or Hay

• Apples

• Logs or Tree Stumps

• Dirt, Rocks, or Sod 

• Compost in Plastic Bags

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