Refuse/Recycling

Please contact Republic Waste Services at (877) 264-5544 or (800) 858-0089 for all service questions and to schedule a bulky trash pickup. If you are experiencing ongoing problems with service delivery, please contact the City's Director of Public Services, Rick Rutherford, at 734-697-9323 ext. 7026.


REFUSE COLLECTION INFORMATION

COLLECTION SCHEDULE:

City refuse collections are usually on Thursdays.  The collection schedule may vary when a major holiday falls on a
weekday.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Unless otherwise notified by Republic, there will be no collection on the following six holidays:

          New Year’s Day           Labor Day
          Memorial Day           Thanksgiving Day
          4th of July           Christmas Day

When the holiday falls on a weekday, there will be no collections on that day, and the rest of that week’s refuse, recycling, and yard waste will be collected one day later than usual.  If the holiday falls on a weekend, your collection day will NOT change.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS

WHERE:  Place your refuse can, your recycling bin and your yard waste containers at the curb for collection.

SET-OUT TIME:  Set containers out no earlier that 5:00 p.m. on the evening before collection, and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the morning of collection.  Return your containers to your storage location by the end of the collection day.

BULKY ITEMS:  Large household items (that cannot fit in a trash can or bag) will be picked up on the collection day at no charge.  Please call Republic directly at 877-264-5544 or 800-858-0089 to schedule bulky item pick-up.

Bulky items include carpet bundled in 3-foot lengths and secured for one person to handle, water softeners, hot water heaters, mattresses, furniture and large appliances including refrigerators and others containing freon.

REMOVE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER DOORS FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN


YARD WASTE INFORMATION

COLLECTION SEASON

Grass clippings, brush, and other yard waste will be collected weekly from the first week in April through the last pick up in November

PREPARATION

Put grass, leaves, weeds and garden waste into kraft paper biodegradable bags (available at hardware stores and garden centers), and securely close the bags or place these materials loose in watertight cans that are clearly marked "YARD WASTE". Cans or bags should be not more than 32 gallons in capacity, nor more than 50 pounds when filled. Twigs, brush and shrubbery must be tied in bunches. Each piece should not be more than 4 feet in length, and not more than 6 inches in diameter.


RECYCLING INFORMATION

NEWSPAPERS

May include color comic sections and glossy inserts. Please newspaper and inserts flat in the bottom of your recycling bin or put them in a brown paper bag and place the bag in your recycling bin.

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS

All colors of glass food and beverage containers. Please rinse out and remove lids. Labels are OK. No Pyrex, window glass, ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors, drinking glasses or broken glass.

METAL, FOOD, & BEVERAGE CANS

Tin, steel, and aluminum cans or baking tins that held food or beverages. Also, lids from glass jars and bottles. Rinse clean, labels are OK. Flatten cans if possible.

CORREGRATED CARD BOARDS

Placed in the bin if it is flattened or cut in sheets to fit the bin

PHONE BOOKS

Placed in your recycling bin after removing the slick covers

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Styrofoam containers/packing, aerosol cans, paint cans, motor oils or chemical containers are allowed in recycling