Yard Waste Services

The seasonal yard waste collection by the City of Lansing for 2019 is complete.

There are a variety of options for handling yard waste, including curbside pick-up or on-site composting, "grasscycling," and mulching. 

Curbside Collection


Leaves, grass clippings, tree trimmings, and other organic yard waste materials are picked up weekly on a seasonal basis, typically between April and November. This service is funded by the annual recycling/yard waste fee assessed to each single family property on the Winter Property taxes.  Residents may place as much material at the curbside as needed as long as it is compliant with the guidelines listed below:

Option No. 1


  • Place materials in paper yard waste bags. 
  • Paper bags are available at many local grocery and convenience stores. Bags weighing over 30 pounds will not be collected. 
  • Yard waste placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

Option No. 2


  • Bundle brush and tree trimmings securely with string or twine (NO wire).
  • Branches must be less than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter.
  • Place materials at the curb on the normal collection day.
  • Please do not use City of Lansing blue bags, blue carts, or private waste hauler carts for yard clippings.
For additional information on lawn and garden care, view the Healthy Lawn and Garden Guide.