Residential Curbside Recycling, Trash, and Yard Waste collection

Curbside Recycling

Residential curbside recycling is available for all single-family homes. Recycling will be collected year-round every other week on the same day as your trash. There will be a monthly fee of $5.50 per household ($3.00 for seniors over 65) which will be added to your water bill. The money collected from this fee will be used to fund the recycling program and to keep the Transfer Station in operation. In order to receive the reduced senior rate, complete the form below and submit it to City Hall along with a copy of your driver's license. You are also able to complete the form in person at the Treasurer's Office. See the links below for recycling guidelines and the schedule. Thank you for helping us to improve our community and protect our environment. 

2024 Curbside Recycling Schedule

Recycling FAQs

Curbside Recycling Guidelines

Reduced Senior Citizen Recycling Rate Form

Trash and Yard Waste Rules & Guidelines

Each residence has been provided one brown 95-gallon trash cart. Carts are to remain at the residence. They are identified with a serial number that is kept on file.

  • Put your cart out no sooner than 7 pm the night before but no later than 7 am on your scheduled pick-up day. Items must fit in cart with the lid closed.
  • The City is not responsible for lost or stolen carts.
  • Only city-issued carts will be picked up. If you have items that do not fit into the cart or are too heavy, you need to arrange for a special pick-up.
  • Yard waste and household hazardous wastes may not be placed in trash carts.
  • Yard waste cart collection begins April 3, 2023 and continues through early December. Yard waste may not be placed in your regular trash cart. It must be placed in a yard waste cart or taken to the Transfer Station (at no charge). You may also call for a brush pick-up.
  • To accommodate extra garbage around the holidays, you may use your yard waste cart for trash the weeks after Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Christmas Trees will be picked up in front of your house for a few weeks following Christmas. No need to call to schedule.

Additional Carts

Additional carts can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall for $75. Cash, checks, and credit cards (3% fee) are accepted. To purchase by mail, click here for the form. Mail form and a check made payable to the City of Trenton to Treasurer's Office, 2800 3rd St, Trenton, MI 48183. There is also a drop-off box located just outside City Hall. To purchase online, follow this link.

Carts will be delivered to your home within a couple of days of purchase.

2024 Holiday Trash Collection Schedule


Trash Cart Order Form

How Do I Dispose Of?

  1. Physical Address
    1431 West Road
    Trenton, MI 48183

    Mailing Address
    1431 West Road
    Attn: DPW
    Trenton, MI 48183

    Fax: 734-675-8688

  2. Kevin Sargent

    DPW Director

  3. Russ Foster

    Grounds and Forestry Supervisor

  4. Bob Baker

    Motor Vehicle and Facilities Supervisor

  5. Ryan Bradd

    Water & Sewer Supervisor

  6. John Mahoney

    Highways and Sanitation Supervisor

  7. Holly Krawczyk

    Office Manager

  8. Tricia Trowbridge