yard waste

Lisa Denys

Spring is in the air, and it's tempting to clean up the yard.  Yet, starting too early, or cleaning too thoroughly, can be devastating to our pollinators, including bees, birds and butterfiles.  On this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair spoke with Lisa Denys, a seasonal environmental program assistant for Washtenaw County, about some tips for maintaining a clean and environmentally friendly yard. 

Yard Waste And Compost Collection Resumes In Ann Arbor

Apr 6, 2021
Yard Waste
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Ann Arbor’s curbside collection of compostable materials resumed this week.  WEMU’s Heather Irvine reports.

City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor will reopen its compost facility this Saturday on Platt Road for drop-off and sales.  

Yard Waste Pickup Modified In Ann Arbor

Apr 6, 2020

Yard waste pickup in Ann Arbor is changing due to the coronavirus pandemic.   

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It's that time of year where leaves fall to the ground. What is the best way to dispose of such yard waste?  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Master Compost Class instructor Nancy Stone about the ecologically best ways to clean up your lawn debris. 

Waste Not Dump Not?

Apr 25, 2012
Piles of trash in a landfill.

Republican state lawmakers are racing to repeal Michigan's ban on yard waste going to landfills. David talks to Jeff Irwin this week, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Technology.