This is my favorite time of year. This is the season where you can enjoy all the colors of autumn outside your window. It is like a scene from an impressionist painting. They are almost too beautiful to purge from your front lawn. But, at some point we get out the rakes and start making piles around the yard hoping the wind won’t blow them away before securing them in a container. The question then becomes, “What do you do with the collection?” Here are some good options for you below.
Leaf Management Options
· Use Weekly Compostable Pick-up Service
· Feed Your Lawn with Leaves Using a Mulching Mower
· Drop off Leaves at Compost Centers (Ann ArborCenters)
2013 Yard Waste Collection
Collection occurs weekly on your trash day. Collection occurs with paper compost bags or policy size 32-gallon containers with yard waste stickers.
The service begins the first week of April Monday, April 1 - 5, 2013 and ends the last week of November Monday, November 25 - 30, 2013. more info *
Leaf pick-up by the Department of Public Works (DPW) has started. The DPW will be focusing on leaf pick-up on Monday and Tuesday of each week (weather permitting). Please do not put any debris (garbage, sticks, etc) in the leaf piles and please do not rake leaves into the road, ditches, storm drains, or parking spots. Waste Management will continue to pick up compost bags through the last Saturday in November (due to the Thanksgiving holiday) more info *
Ann Arborites can choose to mulch their leaves on site, or set paper bags and compost carts with leaves at the curb for weekly pickup, or take advantage of free bulk leaf drop-off locations. Please remember that the city no longer picks up loose leaves that are raked to the street.
Ann Arbor’s last week of curbside compostable and leaves collection for the season is the first week of December. The weekly compost collection program resumes the first week of April. more info *
Embrace the sounds of leaves crunching under your feet, the Van Gogh backdrops, and the smell of hot apple cider.