For rubbish and yard waste pick-up, Brownstown uses Waste
Management of Michigan, (800) 796-9696.
Waste Collection Service Overview
Yard Waste Program
Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling Day
Medical Waste and
|Pick Up Schedule
||Pick-ups will generally fall around
the same time each week. However, due to traffic, road
conditions and volumes Waste Management may sometimes
collect at a different time.
To ensure pick up, please place your
rubbish at your curb by 6:00 am or the night before your
|Contain all rubbish in garbage
cans no larger than 32-gallons, with lids or place in
tied plastic bags. Cans or bags must not weigh no more than
50 lbs. each. Flatten and bundle cardboard with tape or
strip if too large to bag. Cans over 32 gallons cannot be
||Large items such as furniture,
Freon-free appliances, mattresses, bundled carpet, etc. will
be collected on the same day as your rubbish by 6:00 am or
the night before your collection day.
NO TELEPHONE CALL IS NEEDED FOR LARGE ITEM
COLLECTION. SIMPLY PLACE AT THE CURB ON YOUR REGULAR
Please remove doors from items before
placing at the curb (for the safety of children playing
Cut carpet, padding, and household
construction materials in 4-foot lengths, roll and tie or
tape into easy to handle bundles. Each bundle must weigh
less than 50 lbs. Any nails in construction material MUST be
removed or hammered down. (Limit 15-20 rolls of carpet per
ITEMS PACKAGED INCORRECTLY CANNOT BE
COLLECTED DUE TO HEALTH SAFETY ISSUES.
|Items with Freon
freezers and air conditioners contain a gas called Freon and
cannot go to the landfill. Waste Management will now collect
these items for a $40.00 non-refundable fee. Please contact
WM Customer Service at (800) 796-9696 - 48 hours before your
collection day to schedule/pay for the removal of an item
with Freon. Free pickup during Spring Clean Up, click here for details.
||Brownstown participates in several
Household Hazardous Waste Collection dates each year. Many
types of household hazardous materials, including chemicals,
batteries, and paints are accepted on this day.
Please check public access channel 12, or
the Upcoming Events
section for updates on the date, time and location of those
||Due to MI law, tires can no longer
go into the landfill. Tires will not be collected curbside,
however, during the clean up weeks (spring only) residents
can recycle tires at the Brownstown Township Hall Recycle
Center at no charge.
||Please do not place needles loose
in your trash; this creates a safety hazard for our workers.
WM does offer a needle disposal program for as little as
$20.00. For more information, go to WM Services. Under WM Services
click on Needle Disposal to view containers available for
purchase to properly dispose of your needles.
||Trucks will be sent out on schedule
except in extreme conditions. Workers will do the best they
can under the circumstances. Place rubbish on TOP of snow.
Bags and cans must be accessible from the road. Dark bags
are the easiest to see. Remember to have your trash out on
time. Recyclables: NOTE: Some
services may be temporarily suspended due to weather/road
||Paint is considered a household
hazardous waste if it is in liquid form. However, it can be
disposed with your regular trash if properly prepared for
pickup by drying any paint in the can and then place at the
curb with the top off. To help it dry, fill the can with
kitty litter or sand.
||NO containers over 50 POUNDS or
over 32 GALLONS in size. If a worker cannot lift a bag
or can, it will be left at the curb.
|Placement of Rubbish and Compost
||All material must be placed at the
front curb or roadside and placed so that it does not
interfere with mail delivery. Be sure to place yard waste
containers away from regular trash containers.
Yard Waste containers should be properly
labeled and viewable by the waste collectors.
|Time of Set Out
||Place all rubbish and compost (in
season, April through early December) at the curb before
6:00 am on the day of the pickup regardless of what time
you believe it will be picked up.
||WM cannot collect tires, liquid
waste (gasoline & automotive oil), car & truck
parts/engines, hazardous wastes, sharps/needles/medical
waste, construction/roofing debris, yard waste mixed with
trash, wood/dry wall, concrete/bricks, fencing/railroad
ties, tree stumps, sod, dirt of any kind, and wet paint
Yard Waste Program Overview
||Accepted: Grass Clippings, Leaves,
Shrubs & Brush Trimmings (under 2 inches in
Not Accepted: Sod, pet waste, branches over
2 inches in diameter, stumps, logs, wood, dirt, rocks,
|Acceptable Containers for
||Use 20 to 32 gallon cans no larger
than 32-gallons, clearly marked “YARD WASTE”. Face
sticker towards the street, so the drive can identify the
can as yard waste. Do Not use a plastic bag liner.
Cans over 32-gallons or 50 pounds will not be collected.
YARD WASTE IN PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED, even if
the bag manufacturer states “biodegradable”.
You may also use paper yard waste bags
available at local retail stores. Do not use paper
grocery bags or boxes. No marking/sticker is required.
Store yard waste in a place that it will not get wet during
the week if it rains. If a heavy rain is expected,
place out yard waste the morning of your collection.
Wet yard waste may be over the weight limit and if so, will
not be collected.
|Why Separate Yard Waste?
||Michigan law prohibits the
depositing of yard waste in landfills. This means yard waste
must be separated from regular household trash at the curb.
|Dates of Yard Waste Collection
2012 – April 1 - December 7
2013 – March 25 -
Please do not place yard waste out
before or after these dates, it cannot be collected.
|Time of Set Out
||Place compost (in season, April
through early December) at the curb before 6:00 am on the
day of the pickup regardless of what time you believe it
will be picked up.
||Place yard waste at least 10 feet
from your rubbish or on opposite sides of the driveway. A
separate vehicle collects the yard waste and it must be
identifiable by the yard waste vehicle driver.
If using a can, make sure you face the yard
Waste sticker towards the street. Paper yard waste bags are
available at local retail stores. Do not use paper grocery
bags or boxes.
|Brush & Branches
||Bundle brush and branches that are
2 inches in diameter or less in 3 - 4 foot bundles with
string. Please insure bundles are no larger than 18 inches
around or 50 pounds.
|Recycling at Home
||Grass Cycling: Let grass
clippings naturally decompose on your lawn. Mow when your
grass is dry and 3–4" tall. Never cut it shorter than 2-2
½". Grass is 85% water and will decompose in a few days.
Mulching mowers are not necessary. Check with a mower
dealer to be sure that your mower can be safely operated
without a bag.
Use grass clippings as mulch around
plants and shrubs. Mulch adds nitrogen to soil, eliminates
weeds and reduces water evaporation.
|Disposal of Christmas Tree
||Christmas trees will be collected
through the end of January.
||Yard waste placed in plastic bags
will not be collected. Even if the bag manufacturer states
"biodegradable", it is not acceptable.
Do not mix yard waste with rubbish.
New Service beginning October 6, 2008 on
Your Normal Collection Day
- Plastic & Paper Grocery Bags
- Magazines & Catalogs
- Office Paper
- Junk Mail
- Plastics 1 THROUGH 7
- Tin, Steel & Aluminum Cans
- Clear Glass Bottles & Jars
For more info, please click here to review the
Curbside Recycling Brochure in PDF format.
Waste Management will continue to provide
the recycling drop-off centers for our apartment living
citizens. Township residents only.
- North End
Township Hall, 21313 Telegraph Road (south side of
- South End
Fire Station 3, 32355 W. Jefferson (next to the Metropark
Brownstown now uses the "NEW" Single Stream Recycling System
for curbside recycling and for the recycling centers.
Recycle ONLY what is acceptable;
miscellaneous items contaminate the entire load.
Recyclable: Magazines, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Newspaper,
Flyers, Brochures, Writing, Typing and Computer Paper,
Books, Cancelled Checks
Preparation: Just put
clean, dry paper into the bin.
Not Recyclable: Wet, waxed or soiled
paper. Used paper towels and plates. Carbon
Recyclable: Corrugated Boxes, Paper Tubes, Wrapping Paper,
Cereal Boxes, File Folders, Poster Board
Flatten Boxes, Remove plastic or waxed paper liners and all
Styrofoam packing material.
Not Recyclable: Wet, soiled or waxed
cardboard. Wax coated beverage containers.
Recyclable: Juice, Pop & Soda bottles, Water Bottles, Beer &
Wine Bottles, Food Jars
lids. Rinse to remove residue. Do not break glass.
Not Recyclable: Light bulbs, Window
glass, drinking glasses or mirrors.
Recyclable: Tin Food Cans, Aluminum,
Beverage Cans, Aluminum Foil, Metal Utensils, Wire, Copper
Preparation: Empty and rinse cans
to remove all food residue. Remove labels from tin cans.
Not Recyclable: Cans used for
chemicals or paints. Aerosols spray cans.
Appliances, power tools or batteries.
Recyclable: Plastic Bottles, used for
Milk Juice, Soap and Soft Drinks
Rinse containers to remove residue
Not Recyclable: Containers used for
chemicals or automotive products (oil, antifreeze, etc.)
Rubber products, Styrofoam cups and packing material,
Photographic film, Plastic bags, Polyvinyl sheeting,
put the following materials into the recycling collection
® Waxed Paper
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
www.ThinkGreenFromHome.com for more info.
flyer for details.
County Resource Recovery Guide
Wayne County's Resource Recovery Guide at for
information on recycling, reducing junk mail, household
hazardous waste tips, and more.
||Items that WASTE MANAGEMENT
will not pick up at all: Car parts, liquid waste/motor
oil/antifreeze, hazardous waste, wet paint *(dry out with
kitty litter & place in trash with lid off), needles/sharps,
propane tanks, building/roofing materials/concrete, railroad
ties, sod/dirt/rocks/bricks, cans/bags over 32 gallons,
trash mixed with yard waste. Carpet must be bundled in four
foot lengths for one person to lift. Any questions call
Waste Management 1-313-292-0800.
|CITY OF TAYLOR – (734)
374-1373 – Located on Racho Road North of Pennsylvania.
Accepts: Compost (shrubs/brush-NO TREE STUMPS),
COST: $40 non-resident fee per truck/trailer. HOURS:
8:00 am-3:00 Tuesday thru Saturday.
|RIVERVIEW LAND FILL CALL –
(734) 281-4263 – 20863 Grange, entrance North off King Road,
East of Allen Rd., West of Fort St. Monday thru Fridays 7:00
am – 4:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am – 11:30 am.
LANDILL DISPOSAL PRICES –
Cost $27.00 cars/Pickup Trks., SUV & vans
$39.00/Other Vehicles & vehicles with Trlrs.-trash –per ton,
minimum $47.00/Price includes 2 mattresses &/or box springs
per load-additional $7.5 ea. Dirt & sod-$10.80 per cubic
yard, minimum charge of $47.00.
No tires, motor oil, antifreeze, yard waste,
hazardous waste, asbestos, lead acid batteries.
TREE WOOD & BRUSH
Tree limbs, logs & brush less than 6’ long-$19.25 per
ton, $17.00 minimum. Stumps less than 3 feet diameter-$28.50
per ton, $17.00 minimum. Stumps mixed with other wood-$21.50
per ton, $17.00 minimum. Tree Wood chips-No charge
REFRIGERATED APPLIANCES-REFRIGERATOR, FREEZERS, WATER
Appliances with Freon-$32.00 ea. Appliances without
Freon & proof of Freon removal-$15.00 ea.
||Murray’s accepts used oil.
Check first before going.
Questions or Information
Call Waste Management at (800) 796-9696
*During the Annual
Spring and Fall Clean-Up Weeks, residents may dispose of
larger items on their regular scheduled collection day
Please make sure all
items are placed at the curb in 32-gallon or smaller cans
or bags. Bundle all loose items in three foot or smaller
bundles weighing no more than 50 lbs.
Items accepted during
spring clean-up include small car parts, unlimited
household rubbish, yard waste and bulk items. Please note,
Freon free bulk items are accepted year round.
Tires will not be
collected curbside, however, during the clean up weeks
(spring only) residents can recycle tires at the
Brownstown Township Hall Recycle Center at no charge.
Household Hazardous Waste &
Household Hazardous Waste &
E-cycling Schedule, please
check out the Event Calendar.
Medical Waste and Sharps Disposal