Almont Village Residents
YARD WASTE & BRUSH PICK-UP
Tree limbs between 1 inch and up to 4 inches in diameter will be chipped by the Village DPW on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from April through October. Branches can be placed out in full length with the cut ends facing the street stacked neatly. All brush with roots must be free of dirt and stones. The Village will not pick up whole tree cuttings. The Village is not responsible for large amounts of brush from tree trimming, tree removal, or clearing of property. The DPW or OEO may tag your property if an excessive amount of brush is left at the road for DPW to chip. Property owners should contact a tree service for excessive brush removal.
Yard waste will be picked up by Emterra Environmental, April through November on the normal collection day. The last day for collection will be the last collection day in November. Yard waste such as grass trimmings, leaves, and small sticks must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or in a trash container marked with a large X. Branches less than 2” in diameter must be bundled. Bundles and yard waste containers cannot exceed 40 lbs. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up.
The Village DPW picks up leaves raked to the curb ONLY IN THE FALL. The last day for leaves will be The Monday before Thanksgiving or the first snow, whichever comes first.
Any questions please contact the Village office at : 810-798-8528
Potential Dangers of Autumn Leaves
Wet leaves on the road surface can make stopping difficult, and piles of leaves can obscure potholes, curbs, and street markings. Please do not rake or pile your leaves onto the roadway. Pile them neatly at the curb for DPW to remove. It is especially dangerous if we get an early snow before leaves can be removed.
Debris blown into our roadways can also clog our storm drains.
How can you help?
Only place your leaves at the curb (not in the roadway). Residents will be notified to remove their leaves from the roadway.
If you know there will be a storm or possibly an early snow: bag your leaves for Emterra to remove on scheduled garbage days. Wet heavy leaves are a potential danger and difficult for our machinery to remove. DPW has a limited number of trucks and the same trucks are used for leaf removal as well as snow plowing. Once the snow starts falling they are unable to easily convert their trucks back for leaf removal and snow removal takes precedence.
Leaf removal ends on the Monday before Thanksgiving or the first snow whichever comes first for DPW.
Leaf pickup ends on the last garbage day in November for Emterra.
In the past, it has been our policy to extend the courtesy of leaf pick-up to the business' located within the Village of Almont, We regret to inform you that our policy changed in 2017. Business' will be excluded from any leaf or yard waste pick-up. You will need to contact either your contracted garbage provider or your lawn service for these services. This letter was mailed to all business' on November 29, 2016.