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Trash & Recycling

As of January 1, 2016, the City has contracted with Republic Services to provide our residents with curbside trash and recycling services. The current cost is $17.39 per month for both trash and recycling.  If you would like to enroll in the program or would like to schedule a bulk/large item pickup please call City Hall at 517-369-7334.      

Trash/Recycling Schedule

Pick schedule for trash and recycling.

Trash will be picked up every Tuesday and recycling will be picked up every other Tuesday. Bulk item pickup will be every other Monday.  If the normal pick-up day falls on or after a holiday, your service will be delayed by one day.  Please put your cart(s) at the curb the night before pickup days.  For a specific schedule for 2018 please click the image below.   

2019 Pickup Schedule 

Recyclable Materials and Non-Recyclable Materials

Please click the image below for a list of materials that can and cannot be recycled.  

Acceptable Materials

Acceptable Materials

Bulk Item Pickup
If you have a large item that you would like to have picked up by Republic, please contact City Hall (517)369-7334 to arrange the pickup.  The cost is $15 per item for furniture (couches, box springs, mattresses) and $25 per item for appliances (Freon removed).  

Additional Carts:

If you are interested in having an additional recycle or trash cart, the prices are as follows:

    Trash Cart (95-gallon)- $7.00 per month
    Recycling (95-gallon)- $3.00 per month

You may have up to one extra trash and one extra recycling cart per residence.  

Citywide Trash/Recycling Frequently Asked Questions:

posted Sep 29, 2015, 8:52 AM by admin admin   [ updated Oct 29, 2015, 10:06 AM ]

Citywide Trash/Recycling

Due to the high demand for the drop off recycling bins, the City will be contracting with Republic Services for curbside trash and recycling services at all residential properties in the City beginning January 1, 2016. 

How much will it cost?

The monthly cost for service will be $16.25.  (Update: As of March, 2017 the cost has increased to $16.85 per month).  This includes weekly curbside trsh service (95 gallon container) and bi-weekly curbside recycling services (95 gallon container).  This will allow residents to be able to recycle without having to drop off their recyclables.  The monthly rate for services will be guaranteed to stay the same for the first year.  The second and third year of the contract the monthly rate may only be increased by the actual cost of living index for the Water/Sewer/Trash or WST/CPI but any such increase may not exceed four percent (4%). 

The price is competitive or better than most stand-alone garbage services in the City while at the same time adding the convenience of curbside recycling services for residents.  We believe this is a win-win for the residents and City. 

How will this change affect me?

All residential properties will be automatically enrolled in the new program and the service will be added to the water/sewer bill.  If you already have Republic Services for trash service there is nothing you need to do. 

If you do not already have Republic Services, you will need to contact your current trash provider to cancel service at the end of December.  You will be automatically enrolled in Republic Services at the start of 2016.

Republic Services will be dropping off a 95 gallon container for trash service and a 95 gallon container for recycling prior to January 1st

What if I already have Republic Services and paid in advance for the entire year?

If you have pre-paid for Republic Services, a refund will be issued to you for any unused portion of your prepayment.   

What if I really do not need trash service at my residence or do not want to use Republic Services? 

If you absolutely do not need trash service at your residence or you do not want to use Republic Services, you may fill out an opt-out form at City Hall during normal business hours. 

What if I go south for the winter and do not need any trash service during the winter months? 

If you do not need trash service for the winter months you will be able to suspend service for January through the end of March for the 2015-2016 winter season (as the program does not start until Jan. 1, 2016).  After the 2015-2016 season you will be able to annually suspend service from December to the end of March. 

What if I want trash service but I do not want to recycle?

Recycling will be optional for residents, however, the cost will be the same if you choose not to recycle ($16.85 per month). 

What if I still have questions about this new service? 

Please stop in or call City Hall at 517-369-7334.  Republic Services will also be sending information to every residency about the new service including pickup schedules, where to place your containers, bulk item pickup options, and acceptable recycling items.

2017 Recycling Program Statistics:

City Curbside Recycling Numbers for 2017:

For 2017, the City recycled a total of 82.02 tons of recyclable materials through the curbside program. This is significantly higher (8.25%) than our 2016 total of 75.77 tons!

Here is the monthly breakdown:

Jan- 9.96 tons (3 collection days)

Feb- 6.13 tons

March- 6.34 tons

April- 6.88 tons

May- 7.48 tons

June- 6.55 tons

July- 7.15 tons

August- 10.52 tons (3 collection days)

September- 6.49 tons

October- 6.94 tons

November- 7.07 tons

December- 6.51 tons

Great job everyone! Let's try and make 2018 an even bigger year for recycling! If you would like to participate in the program please call 517-369-7334.