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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 for 2019.  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.     

Citywide Trash/Recycling Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost?

The monthly cost for service will be $17.39 (for 2019). This includes weekly curbside trash service (95 gallon container) and bi-weekly curbside recycling services (95 gallon container). The price for 2020 will 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.

How do I arrange a 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). Bulk pickup is every other Monday. The fee will be added to your water/sewer/trash bill or you can stop by and pay in advance at City Hall.

How do I enroll or cancel this service?

If you would like to participate you can enroll at anytime by calling City Hall at 517-369-7334. You can also start or stop service anytime by contacting City Hall.

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 December through the end of March.

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

Recycling is optional for residents, however, the cost will be the same if you choose not to recycle ($17.39 per month).

What if I still have questions about this service?

Please stop in or call City Hall at 517-369-7334.

How much does it cost for 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.

What is the pickup schedule for 2019?

Trash is be picked up every Tuesday and recycling is 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.  For a specific schedule for 2019 please click the image below. 

Which materials are acceptable in the recycle carts?

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

Acceptable Materials

When should I put my cart(s) out for pickup?
Please put your cart(s) at the curb the night before pickup days as they come very early in the morning for pickup.  Please place each carts at least 3 feet away from each other, this prevents damage to carts.


2019 Pickup Schedule 
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.