Brush Collection

  • Stack brush neatly between curb and sidewalk with cut ends facing in one direction. Branches should be no larger than 5" in diameter.
  • Keep brush piles away from obstacles such as fire hydrants and utility poles, and maintain safe line of sight distance for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Root balls are to be removed and placed with yard waste collection. Pickup of larger amounts of brush and limbs resulting from a tree removal requires use of a tree removal or landscape service.
  • City crews shall not be responsible for the removal of brush produced by contractors.
For additional information regarding refuse, recycling or brush collection, call the Sanitation Department at 989-894-8312 or email.
Brush Pickup
The City of Bay City's brush collection program runs from April through November each year.

City's East Side


Set brush out by the 1st of each month. City crews will collect brush beginning from the south end city limit working north, from the 1st through the 15th of each month.

City's West Side


Set brush out by the 15th of each month. City crews will collect brush beginning from the south end city limit working north, from the 16th through the end of each month.