Brush Drop-Off Site 


(Map) 2471 N. Keystone Road, Traverse City

2020 Season Opening postponed until further notice. 

Because of concerns with the Covid-19 virus, the Governor issued an Executive Order that does not allow for the opening of the brush site to the public at this time.  Please keep an eye on this web page for any updates or call 231-632-5162 for the latest information.  
Please note that the brush site is closed on all major holidays


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

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.)
No Plastic Bags Allowed Organic matter only


We cannot accept credit card payments. Only checks made out to Grand Traverse County or cash 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.