Waste Collection Service Overview

Brownstown uses Waste Management of Michigan, (866) 797-9018.
To view your trash collection day, visit our map of the collection schedule.

Trash Collection Schedule

Collections 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, have your carts at the curb by 6:00 a.m. or no earlier than 4 p.m. the night before your collection day. Place lid opening towards the street. 

Storage Location
(Excerpt from Ordinance 164 - Rubbish And Garbage Disposal)
All containers for residential, commercial and industrial waste, recyclables or byproducts shall be stored on the premises in a location that is reasonably inconspicuous from streets and places occupied by people. Plastic bags shall be stored in a location not readily accessible by animals and out of the weather.  All collection containers and storage areas for such shall be kept clean and disinfected. 

Large Items
Large items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, carpet, etc., should be placed at the curb with your rubbish cart on your regular collection day.

Please cut and roll carpet into sections 4-foot or less in length weighing 50 lbs or less. Tie with string or tape.

Items with Freon
Please call WM (866-797-9018) at least 24-hours in advance of your collection day before placing items containing Freon (refrigerators, freezer, air conditioners) at the curb for collection. A fee of $40.00 per Freon item applies.

Items NOT Accepted 
  • Liquid Waste (gasoline & automobile oil)
  • Construction/roofing debris (have your contractor haul away or call Waste Management for a quote on a dumpster; 866-797-9018)
  • Loose Needles/Sharps (SEE BELOW)
  • Car and truck parts/engines
  • Yard waste mixed w/rubbish
  • Concrete/bricks
  • Tree stumps over 50lbs
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Wood/drywall
  • Fencing/railroad ties
  •  Wet paint cans (let paint dry and place at curb with lid off)

Please do not place needles loose in your trash; this creates a safety hazard for our workers. Never place needles in recycling.  An economical way to safely dispose of your needles is to place them in a hard plastic container such as a laundry detergent bottle. Once full, secure the lid and place the container in your rubbish cart.

WM does offer a needle disposal program. For more information, visit https://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/SyringesAndLancets.cfm  or https://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/Products.cfm.

Unacceptable Trash
If the trash placed at the curb is not acceptable under the Township’s Solid Waste Program, a large tag will be placed on the unacceptable trash and will be marked with the reason.

Waste Management’s Holiday Schedule     
If your service day falls on or follows one of these observed holidays, your service will be delayed by one day for that week only.  (Friday services will be performed on Saturday).   Please see our monthly calendar for more specific information.

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day

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