GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The City of Grand Rapids’ yard waste dropoff site will open for the season on Monday.
The facility is located at 2001 Butterworth Street SW, south of O’Brien Road, and will be open Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., according to a release from the city.
The city reminds residents that the dropoff site is only for yard waste including leaves, brush and tree branches and cannot be used to get rid of construction materials, trash or other items.
Yard waste may not be left at the site in plastic bags. Residents who use plastic bags will have to empty the waste from them at the site and take away the bags.
City residents who provide a valid ID confirming residency can use the dropoff yard for free.
Non-residents will be charged for using the dropoff:
- $10 for a car
- $20 for a car hauling a small 4-by-6-foot trailer or a pickup truck
- $40 for a pickup truck with large side panels or a 4-by-6-foot trailer
- $60 for a large truck or trailer larger than 4-by-6-foot
Residents may also cut and collect wood from the dropoff site during its operation hours if they get a $10 per day wood permit. Those are available at City Hall, located at 300 Monroe Avenue NW, on the Monroe Level between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The city is also providing curbside yard waste collection starting Monday. Those taking advantage of the service should have yard waste at their typical trash collection spot by 7 a.m. on regular trash collection day.
Yard waste tags cost $2.50 each, a set of five yard waste paper bags costs $12.50 and yard waste cart tags cost $5.25 each. Those are available for purchase at local retailers or at City Hall.
The city reminds residents not to push yard waste into the street or gutter, as this may clog catch basins and cause street flooding.
Questions may be directed to the City of Grand Rapids Public Services Department at 616.456.3232.