Yard Waste

2023 Yard Waste Pickup

In 2023, yard waste collection will begin Monday, March 20, 2023 and run through the first Friday in December.

If you have yard waste/compost after yard waste season ends, you are required to store it until the next composting season begins.



You may use any can that has approved compost stickers on it or paper compost bags. Free stickers will be available at City Hall, the Department of Public Services, and the Library. We ask that one sticker be placed on each side of the compost can. Compost cans and paper compost bags may only be used for grass, leaves and pencil thin trimmings. No garbage, dirt, sod, stumps, logs, pet waste, whole shrubs, treated wood chips, or root balls!


When you place your garbage and compost out for garbage day, please separate the compost can or bags from the garbage can by about 3 feet. The best way to handle your grass clippings is to not collect them. Grass clippings are good for your lawn! It is a lot less hassle and saves your tax dollars. No plastic bags should be used for grass. As in years past, grass clippings will not be picked up in plastic bags of any kind. Grass clippings will only be picked up in approved reusable compost cans or paper compost bags.

First Comprehensive Recycling & Composting Program

Madison Heights was one of the first communities in the area to offer comprehensive recycling and composting programs.