Village Yard Waste Pick Up Services and Standards

 The employees will not pick up anything that does not meet the criteria shown below.  It will become the resident/property owner’s responsibility to bring the items into conformance by the next schedule pickup date.  

If you have any questions feel free to call and talk to Dorman Snyder, DPW Superintendent at 269-729-4940.

Yard Waste Bags

  • Must be in a biodegradable paper lawn bag.  No plastic bags  

  • Must not weigh more than 50 lbs. 

  • Bag must only contain grass clippings, leaves, small sticks and twigs  

  • No items such as a root ball 

  • No broken bags will be acceptable 

  • Yard waste bags will be picked every Monday during the months of April, May June, July, August and September 

  • Yard waste bags will be picked up the first Monday of the month during the months of October, November, December, January, February, and March

Brush Pick Up 

  • Small raked piles and misc. handfuls should be put in biodegradable paper lawn bag Limbs, etc. no bigger than 6 inches in diameter at the butt end 

  • Should be stacked together with the butt ends toward the road 

  • A stack should be no more than 3 ft x 4 ft 

  • One stack per residence 

  • This service is not intended to replace the private contractor of tree and brush removal 

  • The contractor is responsible for the disposal of brush; limbs and other debris resulting from tree cutting and pruning activities 

  • Storm damage (as determined by the village council) will be picked up and shipped by the village as time allows 

  • Brush will be picked up every Monday during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September

  • Brush will be picked up the first Monday of the month during the months of October, November, December, January, February and March

Leaf Pick Up

  • All leaves must be free of sticks and debris 

  •  Wind row along the curb or edge of the road 

  • Wind row no more than 4 feet in width from edge of the road 

  •  Wind row not within 14 feet of any stationery object (cars, poles, mailboxes, etc...)

  • We only have our leaf vacuum on our truck during October and November (stop and start dates will be on the digital sign) 

  • Any other time they need to be bagged