Garbage Recycling and Yard Waste

Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste


The City of Monroe administers a comprehensive curbside contract with Waste Management for collection of all garbage (refuse), recycling, and yard waste.

City of Monroe Trash Collection Days

Both garbage and recycling are collected weekly year round, while yard waste is collected weekly in season, which typically runs from the first full week in April through the first full week in December, weather permitting. 

There is no limit for garage, recycling, and yard waste provided they are placed in approved containers with approved dimensions. Bulk items are collected weekly as well, though due to truck space limitations, it is requested that the number of items be limited each week. More detailed guidelines can be found in the Refuse Reference Flyer linked below.  One additional item of note is that due to concerns over possible bed bug infestations, the contractor is now requiring that any mattresses placed for disposal be completely wrapped in plastic if there are any signs of possible infestation. 

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


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, and Christmas Day. 

To report an issue, click here.  However, 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. It should be noted that 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.