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Summer Brush Pickup Program Information
There is a limit of approximately the equivalent of one pick-up truck full of brush (unchipped) per resident/property owner per month. The brush may not have limbs greater than 3” in diameter. The City will NOT pick up brush in the following situations:
1. Where the resident/property owner has hired a commercial service to trim trees or bushes or clear brush. The service provider will be responsible for removal.
2. When trees or bushes or brush are cleared to facilitate a construction project for the resident/property owner, in which case the resident/property owner or contractor will be responsible for removal.
3. When the brush pile exceeds the equivalent of one pick-up truck full (unchipped) the DPW Director will notify the resident or property owner if it is determined that he/she is responsible for removal.
City residents and property owners only may take leaves, grass, and other yard waste generated from in-City locations directly to the City’s compost pile at Kiwanis Park at any time, please do not leave it in plastic bags. We cannot accept brush at Kiwanis Park or any other City location. Brush is accepted at the Emmet County drop-off center located at 7363 Pleasantview Road. If you have questions about this service, please call Lucas VanderZee at the Department of Public Works at 526-0604.
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