Yard Waste Collection Ends for Birmingham Friday

During the winter months, residents can take their yard waste to the SOCCRA facility in Troy.

There may not be snow on the ground yet, but if you've got yard waste, you better get it to your curb soon.

Yard waste collection ends Friday for Birmingham residents. Pick up will resume in April 2013.

If Birmingham residents do have yard waste to dispose of during the winter months, they can take it to the SOCCRA facility on Coolidge Avenue in Troy, across the street from Meijer.

Yard waste is considered compostable materials such as leaves, grass clippings, vegetable or other garden debris, shrubbery, brush or tree trimmings that can be converted to compost humus.

Yard waste also includes:

  • Wood chips
  • Twigs
  • Garden vegetables and fruit
  • Old potting soil
  • Shredded bard
  • Sod
  • Weeds
  • Old Flowers
  • Prunings
  • Straw and straw bales
  • Play sand
  • Top soil
  • Old mulch
  • Corn husks

Yard waste does not include agricultural waste, animal waste, roots, sewage sludge, stumps and other treated wood.


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