Garbage, Recycling & Brush Collection

Free Residential Bulk Item Pickup for Garbage Customers

  • Residents that pay for refuse service can call 517-279-9531 to schedule pick up of 1 bulk item per household per week.
  • Pickup of the bulk item will be on Monday and item must be to the curbside by 6 a.m.
  • If more than 1 item is out for pick up, charges will incur for any additional items.

Recycling Pickup Day is Monday

To ensure your garbage or recycling toters are picked up on its scheduled route date, follow these simple steps:
Recycling Toter
  • All residential trash should be bagged - recyclable material should not be bagged
  • Have your toters out by 6 a.m. the day of your scheduled pickup
  • Nothing outside the recycling toter will be picked up
  • Only acceptable recyclable materials (PDF) should be placed in the recycle toter
  • Toter lids must be fully closed to avoid spilling garbage
  • Toters should be 3 feet from any obstruction with handles facing the home

Appliance Removal

Freon based appliances must be tagged by an approved Freon removal technician. Appliances may be picked up by the DMS for a fee, you may contact a local scrap yard for disposal or check out the Appliance Rebate Program offered by the CBPU!

Brush Collection & Compost Site

Brush collection (PDF) starts on the first Monday of the month April through October. Brush needs to be out before Monday morning, but no sooner than the Friday before. Brush must be placed on the curb on the first Monday of the month, but it may be several days after before the city gets to your location. Once we go by your house, your brush will not be picked up until next month. If the first Monday is a holiday, the collection will begin on Tuesday.

No root systems are allowed and the brush is to be 8 inches or less in diameter. Place in the curb lawn area with ends facing the same direction.

All yard waste must be placed in paper bags. No plastic bags will be accepted. Grass, leaves and yard waste must not be placed on the street. Do not place brush around trees, sign posts or power poles.

You may also drop off brush and bagged yard waste Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Compost Site (PDF) located at 45 Industrial Avenue.

During the fall leaf pickup season, leaves may be placed in the roadway in most areas, excluding Marshall Street, Division Street and East and West Chicago Street. This is the only time anything is allowed to be placed in the roadway. Check the City's website or local media for dates of these pickups.

This service is not intended to replace private contracting of tree and brush removal. The contractor is responsible for the removal of the brush limbs or other material resulting from tree trimming or pruning.