YARD WASTE PICK-UP – WASTE MANAGEMENT
Please note that Waste Management will be picking up yard waste material for the residents of the Village of Romeo, on Thursdays, April through November.
Yard waste material is defined as follows: leaves, grass clippings, vegetable or other garden debris, shrubbery, brush or tree trimmings less than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter, that can be converted to compost humus. Yard waste material does not include stumps, agricultural wastes, animal waste, roots, sewage sludge, or garbage.
Please follow the instructions below for preparing your compost material.
All yard waste must be placed in carts or cans clearly marked with a large “X” by using masking tape, duct tape or paint**. Biodegradable plastic will not be accepted.
Brush and branches must be bundled in lengths not to exceed four (4) feet and 50 lbs.
All material should be placed to the curb away from the regular garbage, not sooner than the night prior to pickup.
If you have any questions about a service, please contact Waste Management at 800-796-9696.
VILLAGE OF ROMEO – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
FALL ONLY LEAF PICK-UP*
(Spring leaves may only be disposed of by burning or preparing as instructed by
Waste Management**. Leaves are not picked up by the DPW in the spring.)
The Village of Romeo Department of Public Works will begin leaf pickup the last week of October and will continue until the end of November, weather permitting. Please have your leaves raked to the edge of the curb. If at all possible, DO NOT rake your leaves into the streets as this could cause parking/and or traffic issues as well as blocking of the catch basins.
You may continue to bag your leaves in the approved recyclable paper bags and containers marked or stickered as YARD WASTE or you may choose to burn your leaves throughout the month of November. Burning Permits may be obtained through the Bruce/Romeo Fire Department, please call (586) 752-2520 (Non emergency number).
After the November deadline, we suggest that the remaining leaves be used as compost for your gardens, or continue to bag the remaining leaves, tie and bundle the yard waste and store them until the pickup by Waste Management resumes again in April.
Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (586) 752-2684, Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.
Marian T. McLaughlin, CMC
Romeo Village Clerk
**Waste Management instructions as follows:
Place yard waste in paper yard waste bags, containers (32-gallon or less) clearly marked “Yard Waste”, with a large “X” or with a “Yard Waste” sticker (available at the Village Office). Full containers many not exceed 50 pounds. Small tree limbs and brush, less than 2″ in diameter, may be tied securely in bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length or 50 pounds. Please note that Michigan law prohibits mixing solid waste with yard waste for disposal. Do not place yard waste at the curb after the yard waste collection program has ended in November of each year. It will not be picked up.