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Recycling & Sanitation FAQs

When is my recycling pickup?

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:

  1. 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
    • Mulders Landscaping, 3333 Ravine Road (269) 345-6900
  2. Compost them in your yard to create black gold.
  3. Search the internet for a commercial yard waste service that will clean up and dispose of your yard waste for you.

What should I do if Republic missed a bulk or recycling pickup?

Any missed bulk or recycling pickups should be reported to the Township before the end of the next business day.  Report a missed pickup online or by calling (269) 381-8080.

What day will my recycling be picked up?

Enter your address on the Republic Services website to view your holiday and pickup schedule.

What can I recycle using the recycling cart?

For information regarding what can be recycled, reference the Republic Services Recycling Guide.

What are the rates for garbage pickup?

  • 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.

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