The Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood in East Lansing, Michigan is a beautiful place to live. With approximately 100 homes, our streets are lined with elegant trees that provide a comforting shade to the neighborhood. The homes, built between 1920 and 1950, are largely owner-occupied in this friendly, safe neighborhood. The mature trees on our streets provide the perfect ambiance for our annual neighborhood picnic in September.
Local Parks: Welcome Park on the corner of Grand River and Hagadorn
No-fee yard waste collection will be offered Monday, Oct. 12 and Monday, Oct. 26.
On these days, residents can dispose of yard waste for free, without advance requests or City bags/stickers. Yard waste must be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. in any paper yard waste bag or rigid plastic container (up to 32 gallons); or bundled with string or twine. Yard waste includes leaves, plant material, grass clippings and brush/limbs. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/yardwaste for additional yard waste guidelines.
Fall bulk leaf collection.
Fall bulk leaf collection will be offered the weeks of Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 on the City’s east side. Brookfield is in the east side which includes the east City limits at Park Lake Road to Abbot Road. Loose yard waste, excluding brush and limbs, can be raked to the curb for free collection. Residents are asked not to rake leaves into the street, as they can be washed into the sewer drains and cause backups.
For more information, click here to visit the city website.
Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association was formed in the 1970s to renew the Neighborhood covenants and also to protect and restore the streetscape of silver maple trees. Initially, the Association was able to obtain small grants from the City for tree replacement but when these grants ceased, the Neighborhood took over funding for tree replacement. Forty trees have been replaced and paid for by donations, fund-raising activities, and dues. At present, each tree costs approximately $350 plus planting and therefore represents a considerable investment by the Neighborhood. For this reason, it is vital that we take care of all our trees and especially the newly planted trees until they are well established. The following guidelines for homeowners will assist in this.
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