Thursday, March 16, 2023

Storm debris to be picked up this Saturday

Fallen tree limbs and branches left in the wake of the storm earlier this month will be picked up this Saturday in three local communities.

In Canton Township, officials are working with trash hauler GFL to provide a special pick up of fallen branches Saturday, March 18.  

Branches and tree limbs must be manageable in size with cut ends facing the curb, and small branches/twigs should be tied or bundled, a township spokesman explained. GFL will only collect debris left at the curb. 

If there are larger limbs on private property, residents will need to work with their homeowners associations or a private landscaping company for removal. Residents can also drop off fallen branches only at the Canton DPW yard, 4847 Sheldon Road, for the next week. 

Residents unable to get branches/limbs cut and at the curb on Saturday, can place them with yard waste pick up set to begin in Canton the week of April 3. Brush and branches may be disposed of on the weekly trash collection day provided it is broken down and placed in garbage cans, paper compost bags or tied in bundles of less than 4-feet in length and weighs less than 50 pounds.  

Residents should have the debris from the storm placed at the curb by 6 a.m. for pick up.

Northville Township has also scheduled a special Saturday, March 18 storm yard waste collection. In Northville Township, All items must be placed curbside beginning at 7 a.m.

Northville had originally scheduled the pickup for last week, but rescheduled in light of the ongoing storms predicted.

“Mother Nature is throwing Michigan for a loop this late winter,” said Northville Deputy Public Services Director Brad Lear. “We apologize for this delay and look forward to serving you March 18.”

This special collection is a one-day event. Regular yard waste recycling in Northville resumes the week of March 20. All brush and branches must be cut to 5-feet or less. Logs must be of a manageable weight and size. Items do not need to be bundled. All yard waste bags or containers must not be more than 50 pounds in weight.  

If GFL crews are unable to dispose of the debris because it is above the size and weight parameters, residents will need to hire a private contractor to remove it.  

Please direct all questions to DPW at or (248) 348-5819

Plymouth Township also rescheduled the storm debris pickup until this Saturday, March 18. Officials said the rescheduling would allow the GFL crews to safely and efficiently find and collect the debris, saving time and money.

Plymouth Township residents should also have all branches and limbs curbside by 7 a.m. Saturday.

As in Northville, all limbs must be cut to 5 feet or less and any logs need to be a manageable weight and size. 

Larger items do not need to be bundled but small twigs should be bagged or placed in containers. If the GFL crews are unable to dispose of the debris, the resident is responsible for hiring a private contractor to remove it. 

Should any of the tree damage be in the right-of-way area between the sidewalk and street, residents should contact Wayne County at 888-762-3273 for assistance.

Trees that are in front yards, side yards and back yards are the property owner's responsibility. Contractors working to cut and remove damaged limbs and trees are also responsible for the removal and disposal of tree debris, according to a prepared statement from township officials.