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City of Owosso’s

2024 Brush Pickup – June 26, 2024 

City of Owosso’s brush pickup begins Wednesday, June 26, 2024. It may take several days for brush to be picked up throughout the entire city.   Brush pickup will continue through the last Wednesday of each month until October 30, 2024.  It is not necessary to call to register your address for pickup.  The placing of brush curbside should not occur earlier than the Sunday evening prior to the monthly pick-up commencement date.

Residents are urged to use the City of Owosso Leaf/Brush Drop off site located on Aiken Road (just south of Industrial Drive).  The Aiken Road Compost Site reopens April 6, 2024, and is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the end of the Leaf Season. Grass clippings are accepted at the Aiken Road Compost Site. This service is for city residents only.  Proof of city residency must be presented. 

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, DPW crews will begin to cover the entire city, moving along as brush volumes permit, and record each street as it is completed.  It may take several days for brush to be picked up throughout the entire city.  No return trips will be permitted once DPW crews have completed brush pickup on a street.

Brush Collection Rules:

  • Brush must be out to the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. No brush piles are to be placed at the curb before Sunday evening of the pickup week. Tickets may be issued.
  • Brush must be no larger than 3” in diameter and no longer than 8 feet long.
  • Remove all roots, stumps and dirt.
  • Place brush with the biggest cut end toward the curb – neatly stacked away from trees, signposts, guide wires, fire hydrants and fences.
  • Do not place brush on sidewalks or in the street.
  • Do not place brush in alleys – it will not be picked up. Tickets may be issued.
  • Piles not conforming may be left until corrected.

The following material will NOT be collected:

  • Brush cut or trimmed by contractors. Persons hired by the property owners are responsible for the disposal of material.
  • Yard waste and grass clippings
  • Leaves. Leaf collection is only done in the fall.
  • Material cleared from lots or undeveloped property.
  • Material in boxes, bags, or containers.
  • Building materials of any kind.

Brush is described as tree and shrubbery trimmings not exceeding 3” in diameter or 8’ in length. Brush will be removed at the curb on, or as close to, the brush pickup day as possible.  It may take several days for brush to be picked up throughout the entire city. 

If you have any questions, please call (989)725-0550.