Yard Waste

Michigan law prohibits leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, shrubbery, brush or tree trimmings less than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter from being disposed of in landfills. The following companies/agencies accept yard waste. Please call directly for details:

  • Local Municipalities: many municipalities offer Fall curbside leaf collection and curbside collection of other yard waste. Call your town hall if you are unsure what municipal service are available.
  • Local Waste Hauler or Disposal Service: call your local service provider to find out if yard waste recycling service is available.
  • Michiana Metal and Scrap Recycling: Drop-off volume based fee.
  • Orchard Hill Landfill: Drop-off volume based fee.
  • Southeast Berrien County Landfill (compost site): Drop-off grass and leaves free for residents in 5 participating municipalities. Other materials at volume based fee.
  • Watson’s Tree Service: Drop-off volume based fees.


Grasscycling simply means leaving your grass clippings on the lawn when you mow. Grasscycling will save you time not having to handle the bag and will provide a natural nitrogen fertilizer to your lawn.


View the composting page for additional information.