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Trash & Recylcing

RecyclingThe City contracts with Republic Services to provide our residents with curbside trash and recycling services.  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:

Price Starting March 1, 2023: $16.88
Price Starting March 1, 2024: $17.39
Price Starting March 1. 2025: $17.91

This includes weekly curbside trash service (95 gallon container) and bi-weekly curbside recycling services (95 gallon container). 
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? 

The City's bulk item pickup day is now every other Friday. If you have a bulk item you would like picked up by Republic Services, please call City Hall at 517-369-7334 to arrange for a pickup. Please do not place it at the curb without contacting the City offices first or it will not be picked up.

The pricing is as follows:
Furniture: $15.00 per item
Mattress or Box Spring: $15.00 per item 
Appliances (Washer/Dryer/Refrigerator): $25.00* *Any FREON must be removed

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.

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

Which materials are acceptable in the recycle carts?

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

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.
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Trash & Recycling Schedules4 documents

  • 2022 Trash & Recycling Schedule
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  • 2021 Republic Trash Calendar
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  • 2023 Trash & Recycling Schedule
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  • 2024 Trash & Recycling Schedule.pdf
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