Refuse Guidelines

Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste Collection Schedule: Residents east of Evergreen pick up is Monday; Residents west of Evergreen, pick up is on Tuesday. Map

Be sure to have trash placed at the curb or road side edge by 7:00 a.m. and not earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day preceding collection. It is required that empty containers be removed by 7:00 a.m. the day following collection.

Approved Garbage, Rubbish and Recycling Containers
All garbage and rubbish must be placed in containers no larger than 35 gallons with handles or in 2-mil plastic garbage bags. Plastic bags shall not weigh more than forty (40) pounds. Cans shall not weigh over sixty (60) lbs. Recyclables are to be placed in the green 64 gallon recycling cart. Please separate trash and recyclables several feet apart.

Brush and Branches
Brush or small twigs (less than 2 inches in diameter and under 4 feet in length) can be bundled with twine and set at the curb for collection. Larger branches should be cut into lengths of 4 to 4 1/2 feet, bundled with twine, and placed at the curb on collection day. Bundles cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. Please set bundles so the large end is closest to the street.

Logs, Firewood, and Lumber
Logs or firewood that are 2 to 6 inches in diameter must be cut to 2 foot lengths or less, bundled, and set at the curb for trash collection. Untreated, unpainted lumber (2x4s and 4x4s) can also be composted. Please cut in lengths no taller than a yard waste bag or yard waste container weighing no more than 50 lbs. Please remove nails.

Special Items (Appliances)
Large metal items such as refrigerators (remove door & set next to unit), stoves, washers, dryers and hot water tanks and lawn mowers (remove gas, oil & plug) are picked up on your regular trash day. DTE has a program that will pay residents $50 to pick up their old (still working) refrigerator. Click here for more details

Bulky Items

Did you know we have year-round FREE Bulky Item Pickup? That’s right - simply place your one or two large items at the curb on your trash pickup day as part of our weekly service. Our contractor will collect mattresses, furniture, appliances, doors, and carpeting (rolled no longer than 4' long and tied).

We do not accept logs, stumps, or construction debris.  We will not pick up contractor's materials or construction debris (building or landscaping). This includes remodels, additions and new construction or new landscaping situations, this also includes privacy fencing, play structures, sheds, dismantled decks and railroad ties.  If you have items that are heavy or awkward in shape (piano, cast iron tub, hot tub, trampoline, basketball backboards and large amounts of trash) or potentially dangerous (mirrors, glass, windows) you will need to contact Car Trucking at 586-791-8480 to arrange for a  pick-up of those items or for suggestions on disposal and different options on roll off dumpsters.  Another option for any type of wood, landscaping, or construction material is called the "bagster",  check out for more info.

Carpeting must be tied in bundles no wider than four (4) feet and not exceeding 60 lbs.

Items the Village will not pick up
Liquids, radioactive items, flammable products, explosives, infectious materials, asbestos insulation, tires, hazardous waste, tree stumps, engines, transmissions, rear axles, construction items from a private contractor's work, bricks, broken concrete or dirt. Please call SOCRRA (248) 288-5150 for methods and services available for disposing of such material.

Holiday Collection Schedule
When a scheduled refuse collection day falls on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas, collections will be one day later. Example: Monday schedule will be collected on Tuesday. If the holiday falls on a weekend, trash collection will not be interrupted.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste can be dropped off to SOCRRA Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please visit SOCRRA's website regarding dropping off special household waste such as: paint, turpentine, mineral spirits, pesticides, medicines, fuel oil, batteries, etc.

What to do with plastic bags and styrofoam?
You can take Styrofoam to SOCRRA.  For plastic bags, check your local grocery store  (look for collection barrels near the front of the store at several area grocery stores). For Styrofoam, visit this website for additional drop off locations in the Metro Detroit area.  Stay up to date on recycling by visiting SOCRRA's website & Facebook page.

Electronic Equipment

Electronic Waste can be dropped off without an appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Saturday between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

This Special Household Waste program offers residents a convenient and effective means of disposing of those household waste products that require special handling, processing and disposal, such as paints, solvents, garden chemicals, household cleaners, automotive products, insulin syringes, fluorescent light bulbs, oils and other household hazardous waste from homes, NOT businesses. Please visit the SOCRRA website, for a complete list of acceptable items.

SOCRRA also accepts Computers and other Electronics at its drop off center.

The drop-off center is located at 995 Coolidge Road (between 14 and 15 Mile Roads across the street from Meijer).

  • Computer monitors
  • CPUs
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Television sets
  • Telephones
  • Cell phones
  • Video Cassette Recorders
  • CD Players
  • Copy Machines
  • Stereos
  • Fax Machines

Not sure how to dispose of your item? Use SOCRRA's Waste Wizard to find out!