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

Office Hours:
8:00AM - 4:30PM, 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 Recycling
Curbside collection of yard waste begins in Mid-April and continues to Mid-December, depending on weather. State & Federal regulations prohibit disposal of yard waste in regular trash.

Curbside pickup of yard waste on your normal day will only be available by utilizing the "Yard Waste" carts. These carts may be purchased from the city and will have a green lid clearly labeled "Yard Waste." The carts will hold considerably more compostable material, are easy to load, and can easily be wheeled around the yard for loading. Paper bags, green mesh bags and cans cannot be collected with the automated trash collection equipment.

Residents may continue to use paper bags or cans, but must take them to the compost bin at the transfer station. Neighbors may consider sharing a yard waste cart. Plastic bags are not biodegradable and can't be accepted.

Brush & Leaf Collection
Thursday is the normal brush collection day. To arrange a brush pick-up, call 675-5496 at least 24 hours in advance.  Please separate brush from other debris and locate it away from overhead obstructions such as wires, trees, etc. A $20 charge will be billed to each pickup address.

Curbside leaf collection begins in late October and ends in late November, weather permitting. A map for leaf pick-ups can be downloaded here. Smaller quantities of brush and leaves can be included with your regular "Yard Waste" collection. Call 675-5496.

Special & Loader Pick-up
A SPECIAL PICKUP can be requested 24 hours with one call to 675-5496. Special pickups from residential property should be placed at the curb and away from over head obstructions such as utility cables or trees. Bulky items such as furniture, windows, building material, or other items too large or heavy for trash carts will be picked up on designated days.

In an effort to keep the City streets clean and free of trash, all debris placed on City easement property will be picked up by the City. A $20.00 fee will be charged to the residence even if a special pick-up request has not been submitted.

Thursday is "City-Wide" Brush pick-up. A $20.00 fee will be assessed per load per pick-up of brush or bulky materials. Residents will not be charged for removal of brush from City trees damaged by storms.

Heavy or loose debris that must be collected with a front-end loader such as concrete, dirt, bricks, or sod will be picked up on Wednesdays at a cost of $50 per cubic yard with a minimum charge of $50. These materials CANNOT be accepted at the Transfer Station.

**Contractors are responsible for the removal and disposal of their debris and are not eligible for this service.

Automated Trash Collection
Trenton has modernized residential trash collection. In order to continue collection by city workers, an automated trash collection system was implemented in 2007. Trenton is the first community downriver to eliminate manual collection. In addition to saving labor, it is making the operation much more efficient!

Each residence was provided a brown 95 gallon trash cart for household trash. Containers are identified with a serial number that is recorded as assigned to the residence. Apartments continue to utilize dumpster containers.

Residents wishing to continue curbside yard waste pick-up must purchase a special 95 gallon cart, with green lid marked "yard waste" from the city (see yard waste recycling). For info call 675-8470.

Holiday Rubbish Collection
Rubbish will be collected one day later than normal and into Saturday of the holiday week as necessary. The affected holidays for 2015/2016 will include: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years week. President's Day and Veteran's Day, will not have any change in weekly schedules. For complete schedule click here

Transfer Station Recycling Drop-Off Center
The City's Transfer Station at 1801 Van Horn RD. is available free of charge for residents who wish to dispose of residential recyclables only. Yard waste, newsprint, plastic containers, glass, tin, aluminum cans, empty paint and aerosol cans, some appliances and used motor oil will be accepted for recycling.

Trenton business, apartment owners and Trenton contractors may use the Transfer Station but will be assessed a charge of $35 per cubic yard with a $75 minimum charge. Proof of residency is required. Please note that refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, shingles and tires cannot be disposed of by residents at the Transfer Station. Call for a special pick-up to dispose of these items.

It is violation of ordinance 74-49 to allow a non-resident to gain access to the Transfer Station using a resident's identification. This violation causes a tax burden for all Trenton residents.

The Transfer Station is open Tuesday & Wednesday, 9AM - 4:00PM, Friday & Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM


For info call 675-8470.

Refrigerant Removal
A $45 fee will be charged for disposal of any refrigerant charged appliance including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. The fee includes the $20 "Special Pick-up" fee. These appliances cannot be accepted at the Transfer Station.  Please place the appliance at the curb and call 675-5496 to schedule a special pick-up.  It is no longer necessary to purchase a refrigerant sticker.  The $45 fee will be automatically billed to the homeowner.

Residential Rubbish Collection Rules
Set household rubbish at the curb (front pickup) in 95 gallon carts or at the edge of the alley (rear pickup) at sundown on the eve of the collection day or before 7 AM on the scheduled day. Remove containers the same day.
Use only city issued 95 gallon trash carts. Refuse containers shall be adequate in number for the dwelling, not overfilled and tightly covered when not in use.
On-board cameras-DVR record packer movements and loading operation.

Garbage should be wrapped in newspaper or placed in garbage bags to prevent refuse from freezing to carts in cold weather, keeping carts cleaner.
Yard waste must be separate from household rubbish. (see yard waste recycling)

The occupant/property owner may be held responsible for litter existing on property in the City. Rubbish cannot be picked up on private property.

On collection day, please keep vehicles off the road especially on courts.

Paint cans and used oil will not be collected with regular rubbish. Please take these items to the recycling drop-off center. Unused latex paint may be allowed to harden by removing lid or by adding kitty litter to dry up the paint.

For the health and safety of all, do not dispose of needles or sharps in regular trash. They can be dropped off at the King Rd. fire station in designated containers.

Animal waste is to be bagged for pickup in trash cart.

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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
  • Clerk
    Holly Krawczyk
    Phone: (734) 675-8470
  • Water Supervisor
    Kevin Sargent
    Phone: (734) 675-8470
  • Part Time Clerical
    Hannah Krawczyk
    Phone: (734) 675-8470