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My Town EGR: Spring yard waste collection begins April 7
My Town EGR: Spring yard waste collection begins April 7

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The snow is slowly starting to melt away, revealing a mess in many yards.

The City of East Grand Rapids is here to help, with yard waste collection beginning in just two weeks, on Monday, April 7. Pickup regulations and schedules are the same as last year:

  • All EGR residents must place loose materials in paper bags or reusable containers placed on the out-lawn (between the curb and sidewalk).
  • Do not rake waste into the street. 
  • Bags and containers placed for pickup must not exceed 40 pounds or a 32-gallon capacity
  • Brush must be cut into six-foot lengths and tree logs may not exceed 12 inches in diameter. 

Except during the fall leaf collection program, it is preferred that yard waste is not be placed out for collection earlier than one day prior to the scheduled day for collection.

Yard waste pickup will run through the first week of December.  To view collection routes and schedules, click the City of East Grand Rapids map here.  For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at (616) 940-4870.

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