Rules and Regulations for Section 4 of Ordinance No. 235
The Rules and Regulations listed below were effective January 1, 2020:
Yard Waste -
1. Collection. Yard Waste shall be collected beginning the first week of April through the last
week of November, pending weather permitting and holidays, according to the following rules:
All materials for collection shall be placed at the edge of the street no later than 7:30 a.m. of the day
scheduled for collection (see yearly calendar on city website at www.perry.mi.us for pick up dates)
and not sooner than the day before the scheduled collection, except for fall leaf pick up.
*NOTE: Piles with pet waste will not be picked up.
2. Loose Leaf Collection will be done in the month of April and begin again in
October through the end of November.
3. During the month of May through the end of September, all ELIGIBLE YARD WASTE items below
must be placed in a DISPOSABLE PAPER YARD WASTE BAG, which include the following items:
a) Grass clippings
b) Garden waste
4. Eligible items to be Chipped include:
a) Branches-4 inches in diameter(maximum) and 8 foot in length. (April through November)
b) Christmas Trees (January)
5. Ineligible items to be picked up:
a) Plastic bags
b) *Black Top
c) Lumber/Building material (not eligible with Granger)
(Note: Items * can be picked up in small quantities or delivered to the DPW yard during
City’s Clean-up Week and must be scheduled for pick-up.)
a) All eligible yard waste material shall be placed in paper bags with a maximum weight of 35-lbs.
during the month of May through September.
b) LOOSE LEAVES ONLY (SPRING collection) may be left at the edge of the street during the
month of APRIL.
There will be no specific pick up date scheduled. This will be done as needed and
c) LOOSE LEAVES ONLY (FALL collection) may be left at the edge of the street beginning the
first week in OCTOBER THROUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER. There will be no specific pickup
date scheduled. This will be done as needed and weather permitting.
d) Whole CHRISTMAS TREES will be collected in JANUARY.
e) Not more than one (1) pickup truck load of BRUSH AND LIMBS shall be set out for collection at
any one address for each collection.
f) Trees cut by a contractor shall not be eligible for collection. Depending upon volume, the
Superintendent of Public Works may authorize disposal of said materials at the City DPW Lot.
IMPORTANT: Also Click Here to Read the Amendment to Ordinance 235 Section 4 to provide for
Opt-Out of Yard Waste Service for Non-Residential Properties (ONLY) - Effective October 1, 2020
For additional information, call:
Perry City Hall * 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday * Ph: (517) 625-4500
Or log onto the City Website: www.perry.mi.us