The City of Novi has been able to work it out with Waste Management to start picking up yard waste in the City. Crews will be starting today, servicing residents who are on Monday's route. THe goal is to be completely caught up by the end of the week.
If you have yard waste, it is highly recommended you put it at the curb earlier than normal. Please note, however, that going forward your yard waste may not be picked up on your regular service day as they are working with limited crews. They will get to it at some point, just be patient.
Yard waste includes plant material such as leaves, grass clippings, small twigs, prunings, shrub clippings, garden materials, old potting soil, pumpkins, dirt incidental to minor plantings or edging of lawns, small shrubs with dirt ball removed, branches, brush, flowers, roots, wood waste, and other material commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens. This includes sod and other biodegradable matter. This does not include soil, any garbage, food, plastic, synthetic fibers, lumber, human, or animal waste.
All bundles of yard waste are not to exceed 4 feet in length, must be bundled using string, cannot exceed 18 inches around and cannot weigh more than 60 pounds.
Place yard waste into a paper yard waste bag or reusable container no larger than 35 gallons. Yard waste placed in plastic bags will be left uncollected by Waste Management.