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Plymouth Township offers curbside collection to all single-family residences and many apartments and condominiums within its borders.  There are a few general rules that apply to the curbside collection:

  1. All items must be to the curb by 7:00 am the day of your collection and no earlier than 6:00 pm the night before.

  2. If you use containers they must be made of plastic, metal or fiberglass with sturdy handles and have a capacity greater than 20 gallons but less than 35 gallons.

  3. The weight of any container or bag that is put to curb cannot exceed 50 pounds.

  4. Click here  for our curbside etiquette flyer.

Why 35-gallon or less?
In October of 2000, the Township’s waste hauler began enforcing a 35-gallon or less container size for all residents in the Township. Increased use of the larger size containers over the previous years led to increases in the number of injuries to workers and, as a result, waste haulers throughout SE Michigan have stopped collecting the larger size cans.

Many larger items are accommodated by our hauler. Examples of these items include:

Sofa, Loveseats, Chairs Air conditioners
Tables, bed frames, mattresses and box springs Refrigerators with DOORS REMOVED. Put doors and unit to the curb.
Bathtubs, sinks, toilets Stoves, dishwashers, microwaves
Carpeting in three (3) foot rolls, tied and less than 50 pounds Hot water heater, washers and dryers


Wood debris (including decking) will be collected curbside with trash.  NO NAILS and all pieces must be cut in 3 foot lengths and tied in bundles not weighing more than 50 lbs.

Construction debris is collected in limited amounts.  If you are planning a renovation, please get a dumpster.  

Please call the Solid Waste Department if you have any questions regarding what items will be accepted curbside. 

Examples of items not accepted curbside include, but are not limited to:
            Cement/Concrete/Brick
            Landscape stone/rock
            Building materials
            Automobile parts
            Tires (not accepted at the landfill)
For items not accepted curbside you may take your waste to a licensed sanitary landfill. The closest facility is Veolia-Arbor Hills facility located on Six Mile and Napier Roads in Salem Township. Please call first for directions and costs: Veolia–Arbor Hills (248) 412-0691.  For a list of local businesses that may accept some of these items please click here.