Brush Compost & Tree Service
Brush Pick Up
The DPW provides routine brush pickup services throughout the year. Brush is picked up on Fridays only (weather permitting) . Any brush to be picked up must be called into the DPW office at (586) 293-2001 before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday of each week. Any calls after 3:30 p.m. on Thursday will be held for pickup on the Friday of the following week. Because of the large amount of calls received, pickups that are not called in will not be picked up.
Effective April 18, 2011 there will be a $35 fee for brush pickup for the first half hour and an additional $35 for every half hour after.
The following guidelines should be followed when preparing brush for pickup: Pile brush to be picked up neatly at curbside, with the butts of the limbs facing the street.
- Refrain from mixing in any other rubbish, vines, thorns, or bushes in the pile.
- Smaller bush trimmings that cannot be tied into bundles must be cut and placed in brown paper compost bag, and placed at curbside on your regular pickup day for composting.
- All bushes removed from the ground must have the roots removed. Stumps will not be picked up by the DPW. It is the homeowners' responsibility to see to their disposal.
- Branches cannot be more than 6 feet long and 3 inches in diameter
First Day for Compost Pick up will be March 15, 2021
Last Day for Compost pick up will be December 10, 2021.
The DPW will remove trees located on city property (between the sidewalk and the street) if they are diseased and/or causing damage to nearby sidewalks or homes. After removal, the remaining stumps will be ground out. Subsequent replacement of soil and sod is the responsibility of the effected homeowner.
The DPW will also trim trees located on city property upon request