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Recycling Program Enhancements

The Solid Waste Department coordinates residential waste, recycling and yard waste collection for over 8000 residential locations in the Township. Many of our apartment buildings and condominiums do not participate in the Township-coordinated program, however, we do keep track of who handles their waste collection.

The department can also answer questions concerning your collection, and give ideas/alternatives for disposal of hazardous wastes. We maintain records of complaints and waste volumes; order recycling containers to be delivered to new construction and keep a supply of recycling containers available for existing homes. To help foster the department’s mission statement we will continue to provide educational materials to our residents and businesses that express the need to reduce our waste volumes and offer opportunities and suggestions that support this effort, including our annual Household Hazardous Waste Day which is normally held during the third week of May.

Additionally, the department reviews commercial waste hauler license applications. Once approved, a listing of each receptacle/dumpster location is entered into a database. The licensing process aids the township in identifying any haulers who may not adhere to the requirements of our solid waste ordinance and resolving any problems as swiftly as possible.

The Division of Public Services is located at 9955 N. Haggerty Road.

Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Mission Statement
The primary mission of the Plymouth Township Solid Waste Department is to offer a cost effective and efficient method of collecting and disposing of the residential waste of the township, while attempting to reduce the amount of waste taken to a landfill. The reduction shall be accomplished by striving to reduce the amount of wastes generated by our residents, by increasing the volumes of recyclable materials used and by insuring that yard waste materials remain separate from our residential waste stream.


  • Taking and resolving resident complaints

  • Creating and maintaining reports on complaints, volumes, etc.

  • Issuing new recycle bins

  • Solid waste billing

  • Reviewing Commercial/Industrial waste hauler license applications

  • Resident solid waste education

  • Researching household hazardous waste collection sites and alternative products

  • Coordinating the annual household hazardous waste collection event

  • Answering general disposal questions

Sarah Visel, Solid Waste and Public Services Coordinator
(734) 354-3270, Ext. 4