Brush Drop-Off Site 


The site be closed if there is 4 or more inches of snow on the ground.  Be aware that the conditions at the site can be difficult for non all-wheel drive vehicles when there is any standing water.  

         *The brush site is closed on all major holidays*


(Map) 2471 N. Keystone Road, Traverse City. 


Tuesday      10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday     10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday        9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Man pulling brush out of back of truck

Brush - Leaves Sign final

Accepted Items & Fees

Please note that concrete, sod, and dirt are not accepted.
Brush $5 per cubic yard
Grass Clippings and Leaves
$5 per cubic yard or $1 per bag
$0.50 per inch (diameter up to 18 inches)
Untreated Construction Wood
$8 per cubic yard (no plywood, particle board, etc.)
Clean Wood Pallets  $1 Each
No Plastic Bags Allowed Organic matter only


Cash, Checks (made out to Grand Traverse County) and major Credit Cards are accepted.

Speed Limit Entering & Exiting Brush Site

Please adhere to 5 miles per hours entering and exiting brush site. 

Separate Your Yard Waste and Brush

Please separate your grass clippings/leaves from branches/twigs. These are to be placed in 2 different piles at the brush drop-off site. The site attendant will inform you of location for each.

Curbside Yard Waste Pick-Up

Contact a waste hauler regarding curbside collection. The hauler sets the rates.

If you are a resident of the City of Traverse City, please contact the City offices at 231-922-4901 for information regarding the seasonal leaf collection. You may also visit the Traverse City website for more information.

Traverse City Services

For finished compost information, contact the City of Traverse City at 231-922-4909.