Residents in Allegan have been confused as to why compost, brush, leaves and other natural products have not been getting picked up by the city lately, until recently. On the most recent water bill, a notice was put on the paper to inform the townspeople that they no longer pick up brush piles twice a month, and it is a violation to keep piles or bags on your property or right of way for extended periods of time. The rule was actually changed some time ago. Fall pickup is planning to return however, in the beginning of October.

According to the cities' website, there is a 24/7 drop off site for compost: The City will provide an area to drop off yard waste bags and brush throughout the year at the City’s Public Works facility at 691 Airway Drive. Yard waste bags must be paper bags and only contain grass leaves and other foliage which will decompose in compost piles. Brush cut by the property owner, fallen limbs and branches and Christmas trees may be dropped off for chipping. Branches must not exceed 4 inches in diameter. You can drop leaf and brush at this site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From October 7, 2019 through December 1, 2019,  residents may place leaves at the streets edge for the city to pick up. Placement of leaf piles at the streets edge can only occur during this time frame during the fall.