One-time Branch Pickup Beginning March 20 in Response to Storm

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March 13, 2017 - ​Due to significant tree damage and felled branches from the March 8, 2017, wind storm, the City of Ann Arbor will conduct limited branch collection service beginning on Monday, March 20. To take advantage of this special service, residents must:

  • Place branches on extensions or side of street no later than 8 a.m. on March 20.
  • Only put out branches at least 3 inches in diameter, *branches should be longer than 5-feet long and free of nails, spikes or metal.   
  • Lay out branches all facing the same direction.
  • Leave branches out until 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 23.

Residents are also advised that:

  • No other compost will be picked up with this service, including compost carts or bags.
  • No roots or stumps with roots (rootballs). 
  • Crews will not return if material is not out by 8 a.m. on March 20, even if requested.
  • Leaving branches in the street or in bike lanes is a safety hazard and not allowed.

Branch pickup will be completed by Thursday, March 23, 2017. Regular curbside compost collection will begin, as scheduled, on Monday, April 3, 2017. For more information on Ann Arbor's compost program, please visit

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*Updated 3:30 p.m., March 13, 2017.

Contact Information

Robert Kellar
Communications Specialist
734.794.6000 ext. 41524

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