Please contact Priority Waste at 586-228-1200 or 855-927-8365 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
City refuse collections are weekly, on Thursdays.
The collection schedule may vary when a major holiday falls on a weekday.
Unless otherwise notified by Republic, there will be no collection on the following six holidays:
|New Year’s Day
|4th of July
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 on FRIDAY. If the holiday falls on a weekend, your collection day WILL NOT change.
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. You must call Priority Waste directly at 586-228-1200 or 855-927-8365 to schedule bulky item pick-up.
Bulky items include:
- Carpet - please bundle in 3-foot lengths and secure for one person to handle
- Water softeners
- Hot water heaters
- Large appliances including refrigerators and others containing Freon
REMOVE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER DOORS FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN
YARD WASTE COLLECTION INFORMATION
Grass clippings, brush, and other yard waste will be collected weekly, on Thursdays, from the first pick up in April through the last pick up in November
Place grass, leaves, weeds and garden waste into Kraft paper biodegradable bags (available at hardware stores and garden centers), and securely close the bags.
Or you may place those materials loosely in watertight cans that are clearly marked "YARD WASTE".
Cans or bags should not be more than 32 gallons in capacity, nor weigh 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.
Here's a video and pictorial summary on recycling that may interest you:
May include color comic sections and glossy inserts. Please place 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.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD BOXES
Placed in the bin if it is flattened or cut in sheets to fit the bin
Placed in your recycling bin after removing the slick covers
The following are NOT allowed in the recycling bins and cannot be recycled:
- Styrofoam containers/packing
- Pizza boxes
- Aerosol cans
- Paint cans
- Motor oil cans/containers
- Chemical containers