Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


Department of Public Works

New Transfer Station Hours:
Effective January 30, 2014:

Sunday and Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday and Wednesday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday - CLOSED

Friday and Saturday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm



Trash and Yard Waste carts can be ordered through Treasurer's Office for $75

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Office Hours:
7:30AM - 4:00PM, M-F

Address: 1431 West Rd.

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

William Hogan
Director of Public Services
William Hogan

Bill is entering his 15th year with the Engineering Department. Prior to becoming the City Engineer in 2004, he was the Assistant City Engineer working under Mr. Boyd Arthurs.

Mr. Hogan is the Department Head for the Engineering and Building Departments, Department of Public Works and the City-owned WWTP.

Including private consulting before coming to the City, Mr. Hogan has over 25 years of experience in civil engineering design and project management. Mr. Hogan is a BSCE graduate of Lawrence Technological University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan, #40044.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Society of Professional Engineers
  • Michigan Water and Environment Association
  • American Public Works Association, Southeast Michigan
  • American Water Works Association, Michigan Section
  • Water Environment Federation
  • International Code Council


Department of Public Works News

Yard Waste Collection

Curbside collection of yard waste begins in mid-April
and continues through early December, depending on
weather. State & Federal regulations prohibit disposal of
yard waste with regular trash. Yard waste will be picked
up on your regular trash day. It will only be collected
from yard waste carts, which must be purchased at the
Treasurer's Office at City Hall for $75. Yard waste is
also accepted at the transfer station for no charge

Leaf Collection

Curbside leaf collection runs from mid-October to mid-December depending
on the weather. Leaf collection schedules can be found in all city buildings and on the city website during this time. Every effort is made to
follow the schedule, however, weather conditions and equipment failures
may alter it. Please keep vehicles off the road during collection times.


Special Pick-up

Regular Special Pick-up - Trash items too large
or heavy to be placed in trash carts require a special
pick-up. Place the items on the city easement away
from any overhead obstructions such as wires, trees, etc.
Each street has a designated day for pick-up. Call (734) 675-8470 if you are unsure of your day. The fee is $20 per load, unless you are disposing of an item containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, or dehumidifiers. The fee is then $45, which covers the pick-up, removal of the Freon, and inspection.
Loader Stop - Debris such as dirt, bricks, sod, loose leaves, and concrete that must be collected with a front-end loader will be charged $50 per cubic yard, with a minimum $50 charge. Citywide pick-up for
these items is Thursday. Please place the items in the street in front of your residence.
Brush Collection - Thursday is citywide brush collection day. Any brush too large to be placed in a yard waste cart may be placed on the city
easement away from any overhead obstructions for collection. The fee is $20 per load.
You must call (734)675-5496 to schedule any of these pick-ups.

In an effort to keep the city clean, if we see something out at the curb, we will pick it up and you will be billed.


Storm Drainage

Please help minimize the possibility of street flooding by keeping any
street drain (catch basin) adjacent to your residence clear of debris.
When it is rainy during leaf season please help the city and yourselves by
creating a one-foot space between the curb line and your leaf pile, allowing
water to flow to the nearest drain. Your assistance is appreciated.

City Trees

When a city tree is removed from your residence you may have the
option to purchase a new one. You will receive an informational letter in
the mail if you are eligible. There is a nominal fee which partially covers
the cost of the tree. New trees are planted in the fall.


Residential Trash Collection

Each residence has been provided with one brown
95-gallon trash cart for household trash. Carts are
identified with a serial number that is kept on file. Carts
are to remain at assigned residences. The city is not responsible for lost or stolen carts. Additional carts can be purchased at the Treasurer's Office at City Hall for $75.
DPS will deliver them to your residence within several
days. Set carts at the curb (front pick-up) or at the edge of the alley (rear pick-up) after 7 p.m. on the eve of the collection day or before 7 a.m. on the scheduled day.
Trash will only be retrieved from those areas. Remove
carts the same day according to City Municipal Code
(Art. II, Sec. 74-39).

  • Use only city-issued carts. Containers shall beadequate in number for dwelling and not overfilled.Trash must fit in cart with lid closed.
  • Wrap garbage in newspaper or place in garbagebags to prevent garbage from freezing to carts incold weather and to keep carts cleaner.
  • Yard waste must be separate from household waste.
  • Occupant/property owner will be held responsiblefor litter on property in city.
  • Keep vehicles off the road on collection day, especially in courts.
  • Paint cans, used oil, and other household hazardous waste cannot be collected with the regular trash. Oil and dried up paint are accepted at the transfer station. To dry up wet paint, leave the lid open or add kitty litter to the can. Wayne County sponsors four household hazardous waste collections a year. See city website or call 734-326-3936 for more info.
  • For the health and safety of all, please do not dispose of needles or sharps in regular trash. They can be dropped off at Fire Station #2.

Holiday Trash Collection

Trash will be collected one day later than normal and
into Saturday of a holiday week as necessary. The effected
holidays for 2018/2019 will include Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving.

Normal trash collection will
take place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's
Day, and Veteran's Day. Check the city website or call
the DPS office for more information.

Transfer Station

Recycling Center

The city's Transfer Station at 1801 Van Horn Rd. is available for Trenton residents who wish to dispose of residential trash. A fee of $5 for cars, and $10 for trucks and trailers will be charged upon entry. Yardwaste, commingled recycling, and used motor oil are accepted at no charge.
Proof of residency is required. It is a violation of ordinance 74-49 to allow a non-resident to gain access to the Transfer Station using a resident's identification. Trenton businesses, apartment owners, an contractors
may use the Transfer Station but will be charged $35 per cubic yard with a $75 minimum charge.

The Transfer Station is open Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

**Please note: tires, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and household hazardous waste cannot be disposed of at the transfer station.




Dept. Contacts

  • Superintendent / Forestry Supervisor
    Jim Wilson
    Phone: (734) 675-8470
  • Motor Vehicle Pool Supervisor
    Steve Moceri
    Phone: (734) 675-8470
  • Sanitation Supervisor
    Ed Weber
    Phone: (734) 675-8470
  • Secretary
    Holly Krawczyk
    Phone: (734) 675-8470
  • Water Supervisor
    Kevin Sargent
    Phone: (734) 675-8470
  • Part Time Clerical
    Tricia Trowbridge
    Phone: (734) 675-8470