Residential Curbside Recycling, Trash, and Yard Waste collection

Curbside Recycling

Residential curbside recycling will begin the week of July 11, 2022 for single family homes. Recycling carts will be delivered for no charge at the end of June. Attached to the carts will be recycling rules and guidelines, the pick-up schedule, and FAQs. Recycling will be collected 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. Please check back here for more information as the start date approaches. Thank you for helping us to improve our community and protect our environment. 

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 4, 2022 and continues through early December, depending on the weather. 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 online, use form in right column on this page or click here.   The online link for payments in available at this link.

To mail in a check, please include the Trash Cart Order Form (use hyperlink to form) with your check made payable to City of Trenton.

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


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

    Phone: 734-675-8470
    Fax: 734-675-8688

  2. Kevin Sargent

    DPW Director
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  3. Russ Foster

    Grounds and Forestry Supervisor

  4. Steve Moceri

    Motor Vehicle and Facilities Supervisor
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  5. Ryan Bradd

    Water & Sewer Supervisor
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  6. John Mahoney

    Highways and Sanitation Supervisor
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  7. Holly Krawczyk

    Department Head Secretary
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  8. Tricia Trowbridge

    Phone: 734-675-8470