Solid Waste Service

For the collection of trash from restaurants, retail, churches/halls, service providers and professional offices, visit: Commercial Solid Waste Collection Program.

Residential Solid Waste Collection Program

The City of Northville contracts out solid waste collection services to a private hauler.  Under contract, Waste Management collects trash, recycling materials, and compost materials from residents on a weekly basis. NOTE: Compost materials are collected weekly only between April 1 and Nov. 30.  There is no compost collection Dec. 1 to March 31.

City residents north of Eight Mile Road are collected on Mondays and residents south of Eight Mile Road are collected on Tuesdays.

Trash should be set on the lawn near your curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Do not set your trash containers in the street. 

Rates
The bimonthly charge for residential trash/recycling/compost/brush collection and leaf pickup services is $40.10 effective July 1, 2020. Residents are charged two months in advance; and this charge is placed on the resident’s utility bill.

Cancellation
Residents have the right to opt out of the City’s household solid waste collection program but must use a solid waste collection contractor licensed with the City of Northville. By opting out of this program, households may not participate in any portion of the program which includes trash, recycling, compost, brush collection, or the fall leaf pickup program.  You may download the form below or complete the online form.
  • Cancellation of City Residential Solid Waste Collection Services (download, print, complete and return)
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Household Hazardous Waste drop off is now available

Northville residents can take their household hazardous waste items to Environmental Recycling Group (ERG) in Livonia weekdays for free disposal and recycling. The City is covering the cost of this service, which is $47 per load. View the company’s flier to see what waste items are accepted.

The company is located at 13040 Merriman Rd., Suite 200. Hours are: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to the coronavirus, upon arrival, ring the bell and return to your vehicle. ERG employees will collect the items from your vehicle without contact.

The drop-off service has a 100 lb. limit. Plan to have a full load when you make a delivery – consider taking your neighbors’ hazardous waste along with your own to reach the maximum allowable weight. Any amount over 100 lbs. will be charged to the customer at 75¢ per pound.

For more information, please visit ERG’s website or call 734.437.9650.


Large Item Pick Up

When you have a large item to dispose –  such as large appliances, water heaters, steel bathtubs, furniture, mattresses and box springs, televisions, and other bulky items –  set it at the curb before 7 a.m. on your trash day.  If the items are not picked up within 24 hours after your trash has been collected, please call Waste Management at 800-796-9696 . If bad weather, please cover upholstery with plastic to keep it dry and light. Do not pack appliances in cardboard boxes. Some appliances may be picked up separately and recycled (see note below about refrigerators). Northville Ordinance requires refrigerator and freezer doors to be removed before they are set out at the curb.

Removal of appliances with Freon
If residents need to dispose of appliances that contain freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners, they must purchase a sticker to place on these items for collection.  The fee for the sticker, which is available at City Hall, is $35. This fee is used to cover the cost of removing the Freon from these items as required by state and federal law. 

Carpeting
Carpeting will be picked up at the curb only if it is rolled up and tied with heavy twine, and the tied rolls are not longer than 3’ in length, and weigh less than 50 pounds per roll. Large pieces of carpeting that are too long or untied will not be picked up.  Soft padding will be taken in large sections if rolled, tied, and kept dry. Small pieces may be tied or bagged. Place disposable plastic wrap over these items in rainy or snowy weather to keep them dry and light.  

Christmas trees
Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and garland will be collected as trash following the Christmas holiday.

Dangerous chemicals and materials
Do not place any containers with motor oil, liquid paint, poisonous or caustic chemicals, gas tanks, propane tanks, medical wastes, needles, asbestos, or ammunition inside a plastic bag or hide them in any type of receptacle.  These may explode upon compaction or cause other serious injuries to a trash collector or bystanders.

Hazardous materials
The City of Northville offers annual free Household Hazardous Waste Days every spring and fall. Residents are notified in City publications and social media of the stating date and location. 

Items not collected
Waste Management is contracted to pick up your residential solid waste once a week. They do not pick up construction materials such as sand, bricks, concrete blocks, lumber, cement, stones, drywall, gravel, roofing materials, glass doors, windows, paneling, countertops, flooring, etc. The following items are also not picked up on trash day: metal sheds, garage doors, swing sets, picnic tables, car parts, inflated or mounted tires, railroad ties, sod, dirt, tree stumps, tree trunks, oil base paint, lawn mowers, pool heaters, furnaces, or other large outside items. Contact Waste Management for information on special pickups. Or take them to the landfill located at 6 Mile & Napier.  To check rates and times, please call 888-443-1717.

See the accordion boxes below for disposal sites that will accept various trash items. 


Antifreeze

B & L Radiator Service
1165 Starkweather
Plymouth
734-455-8855

   or

Precision Tune
725 Ann Arbor Road
Plymouth
734-455-6850
Automobile Batteries
Davis Auto Care
807 Doheny
Northville
248-349-5115
Automobile Parts
Haggerty Metals
14015 Haggerty
Plymouth
734-459-0960

   or

Weiser Recycling
39500 Clinton
Wayne
734-721-2056
Corrugated Cardboard
Onyx Recycling
10833 Five Mile
Salem Twp
248-349-4444
Household Hazardous Waste and oil-based paints & stains
EQ Transfer & Processing
1010 Rawsonville Rd.
Ypsilanti
734-547-1014
734-547-1008
Medical Waste
Wayne County Dept. of Environment, Land Resources
888-223-2363

Expired or unwanted prescription medication and needles can be deposited at a collection container located in the lobby of the Northville Township Police Department. (Drop-off is available 24/7.) 
41600 Six Mile Rd.
Northville, MI  48168
2480349-9400
Metals
Haggerty Metals
14015 Haggerty
Plymouth
734-459-0960

   or

H & H Metals
29131 Michigan Ave.
Inkster
734-728-8050
www.handhmetals.com

   or

Weiser Recycling
39500 Clinton
Wayne
734-721-2056
Motor Oil
Davis Auto Care
807 Doheny
Northville
248-349-5115

   or

Lakeshore Tire & Auto
14760 Northville
Plymouth
734-453-4570
Radioactive Materials
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
Environmental Assistance Center
517-373-9400
Tires
Davis Auto Care
807 Doheny
Northville 248-349-5115

   or

Onyx Waster Services
10690 Six Mile (at Napier)
Salem Twp
248-347-9888
888-443-1717

   or

Lakeshore Tire & Auto
14760 Northville
Plymouth
734-453-4570
Frozen trash
If trash is frozen to the ground, the crews will not take it. Due to safety considerations, crews cannot “dig out” frozen materials in trash cans or recycling bins. All material must be curbside and prepared for pickup by 7 a.m. 

Heavy snow
Waste Management will send trucks out on schedule except in extreme conditions. Workers will do the best they can under the circumstances. Place rubbish on top of snow. Bags and cans must be accessible from the road. Dark bags are easiest to see. Remember to have your trash out on time.

Recyclables:  Due to safety considerations, crews cannot “dig out” frozen recycling bins - they will take what they can.  Some services may be  suspended due to weather/road conditions.  

General
Please prepare all materials properly for efficient pickup. Do not have nails protruding from wood or other sharp objects that could harm the workers who handle the waste materials. Remove nails and staples or hammer them into the wood, and bundle or tape waste materials together when appropriate.     

All material must be placed at the front curb or roadside. It should not interfere with mail delivery. If there is a ditch in front of your property, the waste materials must be placed on the road side of the ditch not on your property side.  After collection, remove receptacles within 12 hours, pursuant to City Ordinance.

Trash Containers
Containers should be up to 35 gallon garbage cans of metal or plastic construction with two handles and tight-fitting lids.  Plastic bags with a thickness of not less than 1.5 mils will be suitable in lieu of containers. No cardboard boxes or paper bags can be used as containers.

Heavy rubbish:  No single receptacle or bag shall weigh more than 50 pounds when filled. Do not use a garbage can that is bigger than a 35 gallon size.  If a worker cannot lift a bag or can, it will be left at the curb.

Time of set out

Place all trash, recyclables, and compost (in season) at the curb before 7 a.m. on the day of the pickup.

Holidays / Delayed Pickups
There is pickup on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Presidents' Day, Columbus Day and Election Day
Memorial Day - both Monday and Tuesday pickups delayed one day
Labor Day - both Monday and Tuesday pickups delayed one day

Commercial Solid Waste Collection Program

The City of Northville provides solid waste collection services to businesses, residents, and other entities within the City’s commercial district.  Strategically located in five locations throughout downtown Northville are six- and eight-yard dumpsters.  These dumpsters are marked for trash and for cardboard. They are emptied six times per week, Monday through Saturday.

Customers are asked to follow three basic rules established for the program.
       1.  Large items or large quantities of items not normally considered trash such as basement/apartment/attic clean-outs, building remodeling            materials, etc. are not covered under this program.
       2. Do not place trash or large bulk items in front of or next to the dumpsters. If the trash cannot fit in the dumpster, wait until the dumpster is emptied.
       3. Break down all cardboard boxes before placing them into the dumpsters.

Rates
This program is completely funded by the users of the service. Similar to the Residential Solid Waste Collection Program, the Commercial Solid Waste Collection Program is not subsidized by the General Fund.  The cost for this service is charged to customers who use the system based on the following categories.
Restaurants $ 209.00 per month
   
Retail Food Sales
$  89.50 per month
   
Churches & Halls $  89.50 per month
   
Retail Sales 
$  67.50 per month 
   
Professional Services - Large Office $  53.50 per month
   
Professional Services - Small Office $  24.50 per month
   
Residential $  22.00 per month

These categories and their associated charges are based on historic usage.   

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