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Yard Waste

Pic-YardWastePickupStarting.png4/14 - Yard Waste Pick-up Will Begin

The City of Novi has been able to work it out with Waste Management to start picking up yard waste in the City. If you have yard waste, it is highly recommended you put it at the curb earlier than normal. Please note, however, that going forward your yard waste may not be picked up on your regular service day as they are working with limited crews. They will get to it at some point, just be patient.

Yard Waste & Bulk Item Pickup

Waste Management has significantly reduced its "field" work force and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented crisis. As a result they will be temporarily suspending the following non-essential services:

  • Bulk Collection: furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
  • Spring & bulk clean-ups
  • Yard Waste Collection: begins April 14

Simple Recycling has also suspended clothing collection operations in the state. They are taking this action because the downstream retailers to which they deliver clothing are not open.

Your regular trash & recycling service will continue as scheduled and these other services will be restarted once the work force returns to pre-pandemic levels. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to keep everyone safe.


Yard Wate BagYard waste is collected once per week from the first Monday in April through the Friday of the last week in November.

Yard waste includes plant material such as leaves, grass clippings, small twigs, prunings, shrub clippings, garden materials, old potting soil, pumpkins, dirt incidental to minor plantings or edging of lawns, small shrubs with dirt ball removed, branches, brush, flowers, roots, wood waste, and other material commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens. This includes sod and other biodegradable matter. This does not include soil, any garbage, food, plastic, synthetic fibers, lumber, human, or animal waste.

All bundles of yard waste are not to exceed 4 feet in length, must be bundled using string, cannot exceed 18 inches around and cannot weigh more than 60 pounds.

Place yard waste into a paper yard waste bag or reusable container no larger than 35 gallons. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will be left uncollected by Waste Management.

Yard Waste StickerFree, self-adhesive yard waste stickers can be obtained from the Novi Department of Public Works or the Novi Civic Center.

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected from December 26 through the week that includes January 15 on your regular service day.