Trash Items

Furniture is considered trash and it may be put by the curb (2 items per week). Waste Management will pick-up carpet, however, the carpet must be cut in 4 ft. width, then rolled and it must weigh 50 lbs. or less. Items will be tagged by the refuse hauler for collection at a later date (3 to 7 days) - Leave these tagged items at the curb.

Household goods include all furniture and appliances such as the following:

tables washers dryers
yard furniture stoves rags
televisions chairs sofas
sewing machines mattresses hot water tanks
box springs refrigerators freezers
air conditioners

ITEMS WHICH ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE TRASH PROGRAM:

boxes used as refuse containers medical waste dead animals
liquids explosives solvents
toxic materials concrete bricks
sand dirt gravel
shingles plaster oil
paint cars car bodies
construction materials demolition materials hot ashes
motors transmissions  

SPECIAL ITEMS:
Items which the hauler will not pick up may be taken by the homeowner to People's Landfill at 4143 E. Rathbun, Birch Run, MI 48415. For further information regarding the landfill, residents may call 989-777-1145.

Proper ways to dispose of medical waste:
The Guide to Medical Waste Disposal
Dispose of Sharps