City of Troy

500 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Ph: 248.524.3300

Yard Waste

Yard Waste
Yard waste is collected weekly on the same day as your trash and recycling. Curbside collection starts on the first Monday in April and runs until mid-December. During the winter months (mid-December to March) Troy residents can take their paper leaf bags and branch bundles to SOCRRA for free.

Curbside Collected Yard Waste Items

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves and twigs
  • Branches under 2" in diameter & 3 feet in length
  • Pine needles and cones
  • Chestnuts and walnuts
  • Apples, pumpkins, corn cobs and husks
  • Small shrubs, shrub clippings and vines
  • Spent flowers, garden plants, prunings and potting soil

Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

  • Yard Waste is collected weekly on your trash day and must be separate from trash and recycling. Place all items out at the curb before 7 am on your collection day.
  • Yard waste shall be placed in 35-gallon (maximum) container with a City of Troy Yard Waste sticker (available at City Hall, DPW or Library) or 30-gallon yard waste paper bags. 
  • Plastic bags are NEVER accepted.
  • Containers and bags should not exceed 50 lbs and items must be small enough to fit into the container (under 3ft in length).
  • Limit of 2 cubic yards per week or 15 yard waste bags.
  • Brush or branches shall be 2 inches in diameter or smaller, under 3 feet in length, bundled and tied, and weigh less than 40 pounds each. Limit of 5 bundles per week. 
  • Yard waste cannot be picked up as trash. State Regulations (DEQ) mandate that yard waste cannot be sent to the landfill.
  • Backyard composting must follow City Ordinance requirements.

Tree Debris
Tree debris that should be chipped includes branches and sticks that are greater than 3 feet long and 2 inches in diameter.

SOCRRA  Compost Site  
1741 School Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (south of Avon Road, between Dequindre and John R.)
Monday thru Thursday 7 am – 5 pm    
Saturday 8 am – 12 pm (MAY AND JUNE ONLY)