Refuse/Recycling

Please contact Republic Waste Services at (877) 264-5544 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.  Call Republic Waste Services at 877-264-5544 for the holiday collection schedule.

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, subject to the following:

  • Call Republic Waste Services at 877-264-5544 prior to the collection day
  • There is a limit of one bulky item per customer per week

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 thru 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.

FALL LEAF COLLECTION

Information about the curb-side leaf collection schedule, which begins in October is distributed to households each fall.


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 put 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.

No aerosol cans, paint cans or cans with hazardous materials.

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

No motor oils or chemical containers, or plastic bag allowed in recycling

Used oil maybe dropped off to DPS Yard 370 Savage Road weekdays between 8AM and 3PM. Pour it in the yellow oil container at the entrance gate.