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
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.
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.
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.
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 2016/2017 will include Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Day (no collection December 26), and New Year's Day
(no collection January 2). 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.
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.