Pickup occurs every other week. Place the wheeled recycling cart curbside on the evening before your scheduled pickup day, with handles facing your house, and retrieve your empty cart by the end of your collection day. Report all missed pickups by the end of the following business day. More information about recycling pickups and dates can be found on the recycling calendar.
What should I do if I missed leaf and brush pickup?
If you missed leaf and brush pick up, you can:
Take them in bags to a drop-off site, where you empty your bags for a modest fee at:
Republic Services Transfer Station, 3432 Gembrit Circle (269) 216-8000
Best Way Transfer Station, 2606 Miller Road (800) 950-5519
Medium-size garbage cart (65) gallons: $27.53/quarter or $110.12/year This default size is a popular, flexible sized option
Large-size garbage cart (95 gallons: $27.94/quarter or $111.36/year
A yard waste cart (95 gallon), if elected, costs $105.00 per season (April through November)
What if I take my trash to my work or share a cart with a neighbor, do I have to get a cart?
No, if you don’t produce much trash, good for you! You can share a cart with a neighbor, or if you are allowed to take your trash to your place of business, you can do that.
What day will my garbage be picked up?
Republic Services will inform you of your pick up day. (Garbage, yard waste and recycling may be on different days of the week.)
How do I start garbage or yard waste service?
To start service, please call Republic Services customer service at (888) 249-5112 or your local Republic Services Account Representative at (269) 216-8000. You may also start your services by visiting the Republic Services website.
How do I dispose of household hazardous waste and chemicals?
Dispose of hazardous waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Center located at 1302 Lamont Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048. Find more information about drop-off hours and items accepted on the Kalamazoo County Government Household Hazardous Waste Center website.