Curbside Recycling Overview

Brownstown uses Waste Management of Michigan, (866) 797-9018.

To view your recycling collection day, visit our map of the recycling schedule.

Brownstown’s curbside recycling program runs every-other-week. (Nov 2021-2026 Recycling Schedule). Place the cart at the curb before 7:00 a.m. on your collection day or no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the night before your collection day. Follow cart placement instructions on lid. Face lid opening towards the street. Place recycling at least 3 feet from your rubbish or other containers. Questions, please call Waste Management at (866) 797-9018.

For more info, visit the WM Recycling Guide.

Accepted Items  (All Items should be Rinsed and Clean. Do not bag items.)
Flattened Cardboard & Paperboard (must be placed inside recycling cart)
Food & Beverage Cans   
Paper: newspaper, junk mail, office paper & magazines (Soiled and wet paper should be placed in the trash.)
Glass Bottles & Containers  
Plastic Bottles & Containers  (Do not crush. Caps may be left on bottles.)
Food & Beverage Cartons

Plastic bags (find recycling site at
Plastic food wrappers Dishes or mirrors
Plastic without numbers Hoses
Greasy food containers  Toys
Food or liquid waste Clothes
Yard waste Shoes
Construction debris Tools
Hazardous waste Plastic straws
Electronics Styrofoam
Cables or batteries To-go lids
Diapers Holiday decorations
Tissue Hardback books
Bio-hazard waste Ceramics
Light bulbs  

Recycling Center
Effective 5/1/2020, the Waste Management recycling drop-off center located at Township Hall has been discontinued.

Waste Management Home Recycling Kits
Dry Cell Battery Recycling Kit
Compact Fluorescent Recycling Kit
MedWaste Tracker Safe Solutions for Sharps
Household Straight Tube Recycling Kit

Wayne County Resource Recovery Guide
View Wayne County's Resource Recovery Guide for information on recycling, reducing junk mail, household hazardous waste tips, and more.

Annual Spring Cleanup Weeks - Residential only.
The township provides annual Spring Cleanup (usually May).  During the Spring Cleanup weeks, a limited tire dropoff (Car tires/no rims only) is provided at the Township Hall for Township residents.  At no charge, one appliance with Freon may be collected.  Not accepted: Roofing shingles, electronics, auto parts, hazardous materials, batteries, and yard waste.
(Dates will be posted to the Calendar when available.)

Shred Day        
The Township also provides an annual document shredding day each fall for Township residents.
(Dates will be posted to the Calendar when available.)

Wayne County’s Department of Environment is hosts four Household Hazardous Waste Collections each year for County residents.  The collections are designed to accept unwanted household chemicals for proper disposal and electronics for recycling from residents.

For dates and locations, visit Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events (by Wayne County)

Wayne County Resource Recovery Guide

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