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Posted on: March 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Sterling Heights begins yard waste collection as scheduled on April 6

The city of Sterling Heights will begin yard waste collection as scheduled on April 6. Yard waste is collected every week on the same day as each resident’s refuse collection.

“We’ve been in contact with our representatives at GFL, and we’re thrilled to report they are fully functioning despite the current COVID-19 crisis,” said Sterling Heights DPW Director Mike Moore. “We are seeing no current delays in refuse collection throughout the City, and GFL stands ready to start additional yard waste collection on schedule as in previous years.”

Residents can place yard waste at the curb in heavy duty brown paper yard waste bags or an approved container. Approved containers include 32-gallon cans, 64-gallon carts or 96-gallon carts marked “compost” with a yellow GFL sticker. Stickers will be available, when the city re-opens following the current COVID-19 closure, in the Community Relations Department at City Hall or the Public Works Department on 18 Mile Road. Yard waste will not be picked up in clear, colored or black bags of any type.

Acceptable yard waste includes branches and brush less than four feet long, bundled and securely tied; flowers and other “soft” material; grass clippings and garden weeds and leaves. Sod is not accepted.

For more information on yard waste regulations, please visit or call the Department of Public Works at 586-446-2440. To stay up-to-date on all the latest city developments, sign up for the City’s email and text alerts at

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