The following was released by the City on Sept 18, 2020
On Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, fall leaf operations will expand at the Ann Arbor Compost facility, located at 4170 Platt Road, to allow contractors to begin dropping off unlimited amounts of leaves. If a resident or contractor must use many paper yard bags, the city strongly encourages those be brought to the compost facility instead of being left at the curb. Large volumes of bags not only present a safety issue to the staff who must load them by hand, it also hinders the city’s ability to service all properties.
To help deal with fall leaves, and to save putting large numbers of paper yard bags at the curb, residents are encouraged to:
- Use a mulching mower to feed grass clippings and leaves back into your lawn (https://www.leaveleavesalone.org/home/how-to-mulch/).
- Utilize a compost cart.
- Create a compost pile. This step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to do it, https://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Compost-Pile.
More information about wood chips, fall leaves and other compost issues is available at www.a2gov.org/compost.