When preparing your material for curbside collection, please note the following:
The refuse collector is not allowed to reach into any container to dislodge contents.
The weight of any refuse bag/can or bundled item cannot exceed 40 pounds, yard waste cans cannot exceed 50 pounds.
Rubbish and yard waste containers can only be 20 - 32 gallon (maximum size) or for rubbish only in 20 - 30 gallon plastic bags. Undersized containers (20 gallons and under) may be considered expendable and may be thrown out with the rubbish.
Yard waste cannot be mixed with trash at any time per State Law.
Rubbish, yard waste, recycling and bulk items need to be out by 7:00 a.m. per ordinance. The waste hauler can change routes at any time and if items were not out collection would have to wait until your next collection day.
Excluded Curbside Items
There are certain items that are not acceptable for curbside collection:
Concrete (even if attached to something)
Light Bulbs: Fluorescent and CFL
Needles or Sharps
How to Dispose of Excluded Items
Excluded material must be disposed of privately. SOCRRA, located at 995 Coolidge, Troy (across from the Meijer gas station) is the closest location, visit their website at www.socrra.org or call 248) 288-5150 for location, hours, rates and procedures. Or residents may dispose of excluded materials themselves (i.e. taking to landfill, getting a dumpster, contacting a store that takes recyclable material, etc).