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WASTE COLLECTION & RECYCLING GUIDELINES FOR Detroit Residential

 
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Guidelines for Curbside Garbage Service
Curbside Garbage Service: 
 
  • Pickup once per week in provided 95-gallon cart. 
  • Collection is performed with CNG (compressed natural gas) automated side-load truck. 
  • Garbage must be placed curbside the night before collection day, or prior to 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection. 
  • Place all garbage in provided cart. 
  • Place cart within 4 feet of the curb with handle facing towards the residential unit and away from the street.  
  • Place cart at least 3 feet away from all other objects such as mailbox, car, recycling cart, etc. 
  • Items NOT accepted: hazardous waste, paint, tires, paint solvents, unemptied aerosol cans, compressed gas cylinders, large engine parts, small engines container oils or fuels, chemicals, large glass panes, large tree debris, stumps, ammunition of any kind, dead animals larger than 10 lbs, and firearms. 
 
Curbside Recycling Service (Optional):
 
This service is only provided to customers who have opted into the recycling program. There is a one-time fee of $25 per household. Customers who have opted into the program may also choose to participate in the recycling incentive program, Rewards for Recycling. 

  • Pickup every other week in provided 64-gallon. Collection is performed with CNG (compressed natural gas) automated side-load truck. 
  • Recyclables must be placed curbside the night before, or prior to 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection.
  • Place all recyclables in t provided cart for single-stream collection – no sorting is necessary. 
  • Place cart within 4 feet of the curb with handle facing towards the residential unit and away from the street. 
  • Place cart at least 3 feet away from all other objects such as mailbox, car, recycling cart, etc. 
  • Items accepted for pickup include: glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans and foil, steel and bi-metal cans and containers, scrap metal not exceeding 3’ in any dimension, plastic materials made from PET and HDPE (list as Plastics #1 and #2), corrugated paper, newspaper.
 
Yard Waste Service: City of Detroit yard waste season will be until December 9th.
  • Pickup is every other week for a maximum period of 32 weeks per calendar year. Schedule is determined by the City. 
  • Yard waste must be placed curbside the night before collection day, or prior to 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection. 
  • Must be bagged in biodegradable bags or bundles – NO PLASTIC BAGS.
  • No larger than 4’ in length and 2” in diameter.
  • Items accepted for pickup include: vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance, including leaves, grass clippings, bundle tree branches, and Christmas tress not containing any material amount of non-organic material.
  • Christmas tree pickup is the first week in January. 
  • Items NOT accepted: large tree debris, stumps
 
Bulk Waste Service:
  • Bulk pickup is every other week.
  • Bulk waste must be placed curbside the night before, or prior to 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection. 
  • Items accepted for pickup include: items that otherwise will not fit within an empty 95-gallon cart. This includes furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpet (up to 1 cubic yard only). 
  • Items NOT accepted: construction and debris material, hazardous waste, other unacceptable waste materials. 
  • Additional info: prior to disposal, all liquids, food, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s), and any unacceptable waste is removed from the bulky waste and appliances. 
Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Routes will be pushed back by one day following a holiday
For example, if Christmas Day is Tuesday and your normal service day is Wednesday, you will be serviced on Thursday. Customers who are normally serviced on Friday of that week will be serviced on Saturday.
 
About Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW) brings fresh ideas and solutions to the business of a clean environment. As the fourth largest solid waste company in the U.S., we provide integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and construction customers across 16 states and the Bahamas. Our team is dedicated to finding effective, sustainable solutions to preserve the environment for future generations.

 
 
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