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Automated Trash Collection
Program & Fee Information
The City implemented the Automated Trash Collection Program in June of 2005 to increase the safety, convenience and efficiency of the solid waste operations. In January of 2015 the Automated Recycling Collection Program was added.

This system uses a standard 65-gallon cart on wheels. The carts are strong and sturdy and have a lid to reduce bad odors and keep the animals and pests out. The carts are emptied by a truck equipped with an automated articulating arm without the driver ever having to leave the cab.

The monthly trash fee that appears on your water bill is established each year along with the City budget. For the current fiscal year the fee is $10.25 per trash cart while the quarterly billing is $30.75 per trash cart.

How it Works
  • Place the container as close to the curb or roadside as possible with the wheels of the cart facing towards your house.
  • The container must have a 3 foot clearance from parked cars, mailboxes, other trash and recycling carts, etc.
  • Keep the lid closed
  • Do not overfill the cart or pack the trash in too tightly
  • Do not place hazardous materials, liquids, construction debris, or compost in the cart.
Solid waste must be at curbside by 6:00 am on your scheduled collection day or it may result in no pick up.

Holiday Collection Schedule
Unless you are notified otherwise, there will be no collection on the following six holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When the holiday falls on a weekday, there will be no collections on that day, and the rest of that week’s refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection will be one day later than usual. If the holiday falls on a weekend, your collection day will not be affected.

View the trash collection days map.
Department of Municipal Services
Solid Waste / Recycling
1231 Goldsmith
Plymouth, MI 48170

Ph: (734) 453-7737
Fx: (734) 455-1666