Leaves and Yard Debris


Do not take leaves and grass clippings to landfills or incinerators for disposal or put out curbside. In Michigan, yard waste and grass clippings are banned from landfills or incinerators. Before the yard waste ban in Michigan (1995), it was estimated that yard clippings made up about 20 percent of the annual solid waste disposal. Please compost your yard clippings. In the City of Alpena they do a leaves and clippings pickup two times in the summer. Please contact city hall with any questions you have regarding disposal of yard debris in the city limits.

We cannot take trash or feces that are mixed with yard clippings so be sure to separate and properly dispose of all yard waste.