CITY OF HOUGHTON
NATURAL YARD DEBRIS & SPRING 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 Salt Storage Building on the corner of Technical Drive and Gundlach Road from April 23rd to November (weather permitting) seven days a week. 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.
The City allows residents of the City to drop off some items at our Salt Storage Building on the corner of Technical Drive and Gundlach Road for a specific period of time.
The dates are: Friday, April 23th to Sunday, May 30th
PROOF OF RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED
There are dumpsters set up only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between these dates.
Accepted: Wood (under four feet)
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.
The City public works crew will clean up sand piles placed on the side of the road that can be collected by the sweeper. We can only pick-up sand, no yard debris. When residents place their sand piles, we ask that you place them on the side of the road and do not block travel lanes and catch basins. If you live on a hill and can place the sand pile on the cross street, we would appreciate you doing so to avoid sand piles on hills as much as possible. The sweeper will collect the sand piles up until Friday, May 28th only.
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.
Senior Spring Collection dates: May 17th and May 28th