The City offers a free service to all citizens who reside within the City limits of Alma, whereby tree trimmings (branches) can be collected and disposed of by the City.
Customers wishing to use this service must call the City Clerk (632-4119) and give details of their name and address. Collection is usually carried out on every Tuesday and Thursday.
In order to ensure that this service can continue to be provided free of charge, the following restrictions shall apply: All brush and/or branches must be less than 6” in diameter. The City will not handle felled trees, or large quantities of branches. The Department will, as a rule of thumb, limit its operations to a maximum of 15 minutes per customer per day, on days that chipping is carried out.
Debris generated by a contractor will not be removed by the City.
Do not mix tree trimmings with grass, flowers, shrubs, leaf piles, trash, etc. No root balls or pulled up trees will be accepted. No vines will be accepted.
Tree trimmings should be placed behind the curb with the cut ends facing the same direction. The pile should be no more than the amount that will fit in the back of a pickup truck. Please do not place trimmings in the ditch or the street.
Chippings are stockpiled at the City’s Recycling Center located at 580 Spring Street (downtown). At a property owner’s request, the chippings originating from their property may be chipped and left at the edge of his/her property. Chippings may be collected from the stockpile, free of charge, during normal work hours i.e. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, for customers to use.