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Waste Collection & Recycling

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

New! Free Curbside Recycling for Unwanted Clothing and Small Household Items
Waste Collection Service Overview

Yard Waste Program Overview
Recycling Guidelines
Holiday Schedule
Cleanup Dates
Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling Day
Medical Waste and Sharps Disposal

New! Free Curbside Recycling for Unwanted Clothing and Small Household Items
Pick Up Place green bags beside your recycling cart for collection.
Call Simple Recycling:
See PDF flyer for details
Accepted Items Men’s Clothing
Children’s Clothing
Women’s Clothing
Boots & Shoes
Bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters)
Belts & Ties
Coats & Jackets
Fashion Accessories
Handbags & Purses
Hats & Gloves
Sandals & Slippers (in pairs)
Socks (single or in pairs)
Stuffed Animals
Table Linens
Unaccepted Items


Traditional Recyclables (metal, glass, paper)
Hazardous Waste

Waste Collection Service Overview
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, 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 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 weighting 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/dry wall
- Fencing/railroad ties
- Propane tanks
- Wet paint cans (let paint dry and place at curb with lid off)
Sharps/Needles 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 as little as $20.00. For more information, log on to www.wm.com or www.thinkgreenfromhome.com.
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.

Yard Waste Program Overview

Michigan law prohibits the depositing of yard waste in landfills. This means yard waste must be separated from regular household trash at the curb and taken to a yard waste recycling site.
Yard Waste
  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves Garden Debris 
  • Shrubs & Brush Trimmings under 2 inches in diameter
Yard Waste Does Not Include
  •  Sod
  • Pet waste
  •  Branches over 2 inches in diameter
  • Stumps over 50lbs, logs, wood, dirt, rocks, trash.
Yard waste is collected from the first full week in April through the first full week in December.
Please do not place yard waste out before or after these dates, it cannot be collected.
Dates of Yard Waste Collection 2019 April 1st – December 6th
2020 March 30th – December 5th
2021 March 29th – December 4th
2022 March 28th – December 3rd
Time of Set Out Place yard waste at the curb before 6:00 a.m. on your normal collection day and no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the night before your collection day.
Container Placement
  • Place yard waste at least 3 feet from your rubbish or on opposite sides of the driveway.
  • Grass clippings, leaves, etc. should be placed at the curb in 20 to 32 gallon cans clearly marked “YARD WASTE”. Cans over 32 gallons are not accepted.
  • Free self-adhesive yard waste stickers can be obtained from the Township Hall OR
  • Place yard waste in designated paper yard waste bags available at local retail stores. Do not use paper grocery bags or boxes. Please do not mix rubbish with yard waste rubbish in paper bags.
  • 50 lbs. maximum per bag/can
Brush & Branches
  • Cannot be greater than 2 inches in diameter
  • Cannot exceed 3 - 4 foot in length
  • Must be bundled using string
  • Bundles cannot exceed 18 inches around (circumference)
  • Bundles and branches/stumps cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.
Disposal of Christmas Tree Christmas trees will be collected through the end of January.

Recycling Guidelines

  • Brownstown’s curbside recycling program runs every-other-week. (See dates below)
  • Place the cart at the curb before 6:00 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
Accepted Items
  • Boxboard/Cardboard - Includes pizza boxes, shipping boxes, and food boxes. Flatten as needed.
  • Newspapers, Magazines & Catalogs
  • Junk Mail, Office Paper & Phonebooks
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - All colors accepted.
  • Household Metals - Empty cans, foil, pains and small scrap metal are accepted.
  • Plastic Containers - All narrow neck and wide-mouth plastic bottles and containers (#1, #2, #4-7. Caps may be left on bottles.
  • Paper Drink Cartons - plastic coated paper beverage cartons, including milk and juice cartons.
Unacceptable Items
  • Frozen Food Containers
  • Styrofoam Containers/packing
  • Garbage
  • Compost Food Waste
  • Propane Tanks
  • Paint Cans
  • Medical Waste
  • (syringes/needles)
  • Batteries
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Chemicals (dry or liquid)
  • Wood items
  • Concrete
  • Garden Hose/Rubber
  • Electrical Cords
  • Tires
Recycling Centers 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 building)

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Visit www.ThinkGreenFromHome.com for more info.
See PDF flyer for details
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.
Recycle Schedule 2018 - 2021 Waste Management Recycle Calendar
For dates & times, visit the Township
website calendar
channel 12
ATT channel 99
The township provides annual Spring & Fall Cleanups along with a Shred Day. During the Spring & Fall Cleanup weeks a limited tire dropoff is provided at the Township Hall for Township residents.
Items containing Freon can be placed at the curb and will be removed at no charge during the week of the Spring and Fall Cleanup.
The Township also provides an annual document shredding day each fall for Township residents.
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. Please visit here for details.
Waste Management’s Holiday Schedule If one of the following holidays falls during the week (Mon-Fri)
ON OR BEFORE your collection day in a given week,
your collection of rubbish, recycling & yard waste will be one day behind.
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Computer Collection

Riverview Computer Collection Center

No charge. Open to all homeowners, schools and businesses. Click the link above for location, hours, and further information.

City of Riverview Land Preserve (734) 281-4263
20863 Grange, entrance North off King Road, East of Allen Rd., West of Fort St.
Call or Visit their website for pricing and items accepted.
City of Taylor Compost Facility, 16300 Racho Road, (734) 991-3902
Located on Racho Road North of Pennsylvania.
Accepts: Compost (shrubs/brush-NO TREE STUMPS), drywall. COST: $45.00 non-resident fee per truck/trailer.

Household Hazardous Waste & E-cycling

For Household Hazardous Waste & E-cycling Schedule, please check out the Event Calendar.

Medical Waste and Sharps Disposal

Safe Needle Disposal

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