Priority Waste became Flint's waste management provider on Oct. 1, 2021. (Carmen Nesbitt | Flint Beat)

FLINT, Michigan — Yard waste collection will start the week of April 4, 2022, for residents in Flint. Yard waste is picked up weekly on residents’ normal trash collection days through December 2, 2022.

“Spring is blooming in Flint,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “This time of year means it’s a great opportunity to kick off spring cleaning in our neighborhoods to keep Flint beautiful.” 

A separate truck collects yard waste on the same day as residents’ regularly scheduled trash day. Compost materials should be placed at the curb at least 10 feet from regular trash no later than 7 a.m. on pickup day.

Compost is limited to 50 pounds in each brown paper lawn and leaf bag. Acceptable materials include grass clippings, weeds, leaves, twigs and. Brush can be up to 2 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length, tied in bundles not to exceed 50 pounds.

All compost material must be placed in paper bags with a maximum capacity of 32 gallons or an open container with a maximum capacity of 32 gallons weighing less than 50 pounds.


  • Waste, compost, and recycling are picked up on the same day.
  • Waste collection service is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (see map for your service day).
  • For more information or to report any problems with trash, recycling or yard waste service, please call (810) 410-1134.

One reply on “Flint yard waste collection begins April 4”

  1. Hello: it really time to take care of these terrible fallen down houses. Flint is so slow and it’s always they don’t have enough help. Well pay someone to clean up the blight it’s terrible. I do hope this Spring cleaning, that the Mayor is targeting will do justice for Flint. It’s always a project that is started but never completed. I’m so tired of these tired elected officials that just run their mouth and do absolutely nothing……..

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