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City to Collect Tree Branch Debris from Curbsides Beginning March 6

Archived News Release: February 27, 2023 - Due to significant tree damage and felled branches from the recent ice storm, the City of Ann Arbor will conduct limited branch collection service beginning on Monday, Mar. 6, 2023. There is no set route for this service, therefore residents should plan to have all large and bundled branches out no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 6. Once branches are collected from an address, crews will not return for additional material. Cart collection as part of the winter compost program will continue on normal pick up days.

For this special service, please follow these collection rules:

Large branches (at least 3 inches in diameter, roughly wider than a soup can, and at least 4-feet in length):

  • Place facing the same direction on extensions or side of street.

  • Branches must be free of any spikes, metal or nails.

Smaller branches and twigs (less than 3 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet in length):

  • Can be placed in compost carts with lid closed.

  • Bundled with natural twine in bundles up to 18 inches in diameter and left at the curb.

This service will not include collection of logs, trunks, roots with stumps (root balls​) and paper yard bags.​

Residents are also advised that leaving branches or carts in the street or in bike lanes is a safety hazard and not allowed. ​

Regular curbside compost collection will begin, as scheduled, on Monday, April 3, 2023. For more information on Ann Arbor's compost program, please visit

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Media Contact Information

Robert Kellar
Communications Specialist
734.794.6000 x41524
[email protected]

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