Garbage Recycling and Yard Waste


The refuse contract with Stevens Disposal began Monday, July 3, 2023 and runs through June 30, 2028. 

Brochures for residential properties are linked below.
Residents should contact the Department of Public Services (DPS) at 734-384-9125 with any questions.

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Collection Days

Both garbage and recycling are collected weekly year round.  Each property/parcel is provided with one 96-gallon wheeled refuse (trash) cart, collected weekly.  Second cart is provided free-of-charge, per parcel, upon request.

Residential properties are provided, free of charge and upon request, one 96-gallon wheeled recycling cart per parcel/property. Recycling carts are collected weekly. Residents should contact the Department of Public Services (DPS) at 734-384-9125 with any questions regarding cart size and quantity.

The City is divided into four (4) sections for collection Monday through Thursday as shown on the Refuse Collection Map.  

Loose bags will no longer be allowed after August 31, 2023. Additional carts may be requested through our online form, additional fees may / will apply, and will be billed annually.  


Stevens Disposal will collect recycling weekly in a 96-gallon cart from residential properties. Please make every effort to recycle the right material and clean the material to improve the quality of materials processed at the recovery facility.

Acceptable materials are listed in the brochure linked above.

The following CANNOT BE ACCEPTED for recycling, due to processing constraints or other laws and regulations:

  • Boxboard with wax or plastic coating and boxboard that has been contaminated by food, pizza boxes with food / grease
  • Plastic shopping bags or plastic film (clogs machines)
  • Cans or containers with any type of food waste
  • Construction debris, wood scraps, etc.
  • No trash or yard waste

Yard Waste

Yard waste is collected weekly in season.
  • BEGINS first full week in April, weather permitting. 
  • ENDS second full week in December, weather permitting.  

Bulk Pickup

Bulk Items will be collected City-wide on Fridays for residential properties only

When one of the six (6) holidays falls during the week, bulk collection will occur on Saturdays. Please call DPS at 384-9125 no later than noon on Thursday to schedule pickup. Each residential property/parcel is allowed up to two (2) bulk items per week.  Acceptable items are listing in the residential brochure linked below.

All mattresses for disposal must be completely wrapped in plastic and taped shut.


Following each of six major holidays, if they fall Monday through Thursday, collection will be delayed by one day.
Those holidays are: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Report an Issue
To report an issue, click here.  

For immediate missed pickups, due to normal reporting processing time, it is encouraged that residents directly phone the Department of Public Services at 734-384-9125 so staff may more readily facilitate resolution of the complaint in a timely fashion.

PLEASE NOTE:  the contractor may collect refuse at any time during the working day, so pickups are not necessarily missed until the end of the day. However, any stop missed at the end of the day can generally be resolved the following business day (including Friday) upon notification to the City. 

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