Refuse/Yard Waste

Republic Waste Services is under contract with the City of Belleville to provide solid waste, recycling, yard waste, and bulky trash pickup services to City residents.   City residents (i.e. those with a 3-digit street address) have a Thursday pickup day each week, with a few exceptions.  Charges for these services are included in your “water bill.”

Each cart has a serial number associated with your service address.  Please do NOT place hot ashes, construction debris, and/or hazardous waste in your cart.  You may use a regular garden house and dishwashing soap to clean your cart, as needed.  For household hazardous waste collection, please contact the Wayne County Resource Recovery Coordinator at (734) 326-3936 or visit www.waynecounty.com, the Department of Public Services.

 

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.

 

RECYCLING

Recycling will be collected every Thursday along with your solid waste and yard waste collection.  All recyclables must be placed in your recycle bin prior to setting curbside.  Republic accepts the following items:

Glass Bottles & Jars
(food and beverage containers only)

  • Clear glass only
  • Rinse clean, remove lids – labels OK
  • No Pyrex, window glad, ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors, or broken glass

Cardboard & Paperboard

Break down cardboard and paperboard boxes into 2’ x 2’ sections to fit into your recycle bin.

  • No wax coated cardboard or paperboard

Metal Food & Beverage Cans

  • Metal food and beverage cans
  • Rinse clean, labels OK
  • Flatten if possible

Office Paper & Junk Mail

  • Assorted colors and types of office paper
  • Envelopes, flyers, brochures, postcards, etc.

Plastics #1 - #7

  • Small-mouth necked plastic bottles (milk jugs, water jugs, laundry bottles, etc.)
  • Rinse well, remove caps, labels are OK
  • No motor oil containers or Styrofoam

Newspapers, Phone Books & Magazines

  • Newspapers can include color comics and glossy inserts

Other Miscellaneous Items

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Pots and pans

BULKY ITEMS

Bulky items are anything you cannot place in your curb cart or can, such as carpet (must be bundled no more than 3 ft in length and secured for one-person handling), water heaters, mattresses and box springs, furniture and large appliances.  These items may be placed out for collection on Thursday.

NOTE:  Please call (877) 264-5544 to schedule pickup of bulky items as Republic will need to send out a separate vehicle for this service.

YARD WASTE

Grass clippings, leaves, brush and other yard waste will be collected every week from April 1st through November 30th on Thursdays.  Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable Kraft paper bag or placed loosely in a 32-gallon can clearly marked YARD WASTE ONLY and placed at the curb.  Twigs, brush and shrubbery must be tied in bunches not more than 4 feet in length and not more than 6 inches in diameter.

Please call Republic Waste Services at (877) 264-5544 if you need assistance.  To report an ONGOING problem (i.e. more than one missed pick-up), report it by calling the City’s Department of Public Services at (734) 697-9323, extension 7026 or extension 7015.