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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 Wednesday 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

Compost Pick up

Compost starts on Monday March 15th , 2018 and will continue until December 1st, 2018.  Please put compost in brown compost bags or in a 32 gallon trash can with a compost sticker that you can pick up at City Hall in the finance department or at the DPW office.

Yard waste to be composted is picked up by GFL (Green for Life) Services on your regularly scheduled pickup day. Grass clippings are to be placed in open rubbish containers or in large, recyclable paper bags. Please do not put grass clippings in plastic garbage bags.

Be sure to place your yard waste at least two to three feet from your other refuse. This will alert GFL (Green for Life) Services to the fact that you have materials to be composted, and a separate truck will be sent for pickup. Please be sure there are no other materials mixed in with your grass clippings (i.e., garbage or animal waste). If such materials are present, the grass clippings will not be picked up.

Tree Service
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

Nick Schaefer
Public Works Superintendent


31250 Kendall
Fraser, MI 48026

Ph: (586) 293-2001
Fx: (586) 294-8909

Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm

After hours DPW emergency call 586-293-2001 and leave a message under water emergency. You will receive a call back as soon as possible.