Yard waste is collected curbside, once a week from April to mid-December and is picked up on the same day as your trash and recycling. During the winter months (mid-December through March) Troy residents can take up to 10 paper leaf bags or branch bundles per day to SOCRRA for free. SOCRRA is located at 995 Coolidge, between 14 & 15 Mile (across from Meijer).
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 collection starts the first Monday in April and runs to mid-December. It 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 a 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.
- Yard Waste in 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, cut to 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 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)