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Welcome to Kalamazoo Charter Township!

The mission of Kalamazoo Township is to provide government services that promote a safe, healthy, accessible, and economically viable community to live, work, learn, and play.

Kalamazoo Township wraps around three sides of the City of Kalamazoo, offering equally easy access to all the urban amenities and more rural activities. The Township is made up of four neighborhoods, each with a strong sense of community and history. They contain a broad range of housing stock, thriving locally owned businesses, and commercial and industrial areas available for development. All parts of the Township have access to broadband internet, curbside recycling, and municipal sewer and water. Families in the township have access to several quality school choices, including Kalamazoo Public Schools and the nationally known Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship. Anywhere in the Township residents are short minutes away from highly rated medical facilities and universities as well as parks, golf courses, tennis courts and bike trails. If you’re looking for a place to raise a family, live close to work and play or start a business, please join us in Kalamazoo Township.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Regular Meeting, February 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Regular Meeting, February 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

The regular meetings are live on Charter Communication channel 190 and AT&T U-verse channel 99
Replays of meetings are on Mondays at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 1:00 a.m.
Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

Meetings may also be viewed online at:

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News & Alerts

Winter 2016 Township Newsletter
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Kalamazoo County Law Enforcement
Millage Information Click Here

Free Income Tax Preparation and
Electronic Filing. Click Here 

City of Kalamazoo Lead and Copper
Program Information. Click Here

Single Trash Hauler News Release
Click Here

PMN Roundtable Discussion of
Single Garbage Hauler and
Township Organizational Styles
Click Here for Video Link

Red Med Box

Have you ever wondered what to do with unused or expired medication? Whatever you do, don't flush them down the toilet. Instead, dispose of those items at a Red Med Box.

Red Med Boxes are located at certain area law enforcement buildings, including at the Kalamazoo Township Police Department. Red Med Box is an easy and secure way to dispose of your unused or expired medication.


News & Events

-  The Township's Administrative Offices will be closed on February 15, 2016 in observance of President's Day. 

-    If you need information about your taxes chances are you can get it without calling by clicking TAX INFORMATION.

-    The Township will not be able to execute Passports on March 8, 2016 due to the election on that day.

Republic Services Chosen as Single Trash Hauler Service for Kalamazoo Township

Beginning on April 1, 2016 all residential trash pick up in Kalamazoo Township will be handled by Republic Services. Residents will receive mailings from Republic asking them to select their cart size. Any residents using other trash services will have their carts picked up and be refunded money that was paid in advance for services beyond April 1, 2016 in compliance with the ordinance that was passed in November 2015. Republic will be offering choices of three cart sizes, and the option for yard waste pick up. The vast majority of residents will be receiving substantial cost savings. You will be receiving more detailed information in the mail and on this web site.

The Kalamazoo Township Board thought long and hard about the decision to choose a single hauler system. The primary reason for going to a single hauler is to reduce the truck traffic on our local roads. There are other benefits which include safety, noise reduction, less pollution and more savings for you the consumer. All of the input both for and against going to a single hauler was appreciated and respected.

The board also carefully studied the options for a service provider. Pre bid and post bid meetings were held with the potential providers and bid proposals were fully reviewed. All of the potential providers turned in solid proposals although one was at higher cost. The Board awarded the bid to Republic Services. Because of their facility in Kalamazoo, lower quarterly prices, and offering of three cart sizes their service was deemed to be in the best interest of the Township.

First Year Cost

 Container Size    35 gallon     65 gallon     95 gallon 
 Cost per quarter      $25.65     $25.95      $26.25
 Optional 2nd container $21.00 per quarter
 Optional yard waste $99 for season, $36 for optional 2nd container

For more information on optional services and rates over the five years of the contract Click Here.

You may call Republic Services at (269) 775-3020 if you have questions about setting up your service.

Please be sure to open your mailings from Kalamazoo Township and Republic Services.

Your mailing from Kalamazoo Township also contains the calendar for your recycle, bulk trash and leaf & brush pick up. Calls regarding those services should still go to Kalamazoo Township.


Click Here to watch an interview with Supervisor Reid and Trustee Leuty on waste hauling.