CITY OF HOUGHTON
NATURAL YARD DEBRIS & FALL CLEAN-UP
The City of Houghton allows residents of the City to drop off their yard debris (leaves, small branches and yard clippings) at our Public Works Garage on the corner of Technical Avenue and Gundlach Road from April 24th to November (weather permitting) on the East side of our Salt Storage Building. The yard debris is separated into two areas; one for leaves and yard clippings, the other for small branches and tree trimming waste. Please follow the signs.
PROOF OF RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED
FALL CLEAN-UP DROP-OFF:
The city allows residents of the City to drop off some items at our Public Works Garage on the corner of Technical Avenue and Gundlach Road for a specific period of time,
This year the dates are: Friday, October 1st to Sunday, October 31st
There are dumpsters available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.
Accepted: Wood (under four feet), Brick, Metal that can be placed in a specially labeled dumpster
Not Accepted: furniture, clothes, tires, cardboard, paint and empty paint cans, household garbage, or lightbulbs.
SENIOR CITIZEN AND HANDICAP PICK-UP
If you are a senior citizen (65 years and older) or handicap individual living in a single-family home in the City and unable to deliver your items to the garage, our public works crew will collect your yard debris (all branches must be under 4 feet long) and items accepted in our drop-off dumpsters from your home on specific collection dates. The items for collection must be kept on your own property and are limited to the items listed above. Please call the City office (482-1700) and ask to be put on the list for one of the dates.
Fall Collection dates: October 15th and October 29th
THINKING AHEAD TO CHRISTMAS
After the holidays, natural Christmas Trees can be dropped off at the public works garage on Technical Avenue and Gundlach Road in the same area that natural yard debris is collected.