Trash, Recycling & Compost

Spring 2021 Student Move In/Out

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​​​​​In anticipation of student move-in/move-out this spring​, the City of Ann Arbor​ will once again be offering a ​solid waste drop off site. ​We have endeavored to create a site that maximizes waste recovery and reuse while being efficient, accessible, clean and cost-effective. The location will be staffed, and will collect additional items as noted below.​

Days: Friday, April 29 through Monday May 10, 2021

Location: 2000 South Industrial Highway


11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including weekends

No deliveries accepted overnight. Subject to illegal dumping fines. 

Site will be actively monitored 24 hours. Visitors to the site must wear masks.

Materials accepted:                 

Bagged trash; mattresses; discarded furniture; curbside recycling

Reusable items accepted:   ​     

The City has invited Kiwanis Club of An​n Arbor Foundation to participate. Kiwanis may accept gently used clothing; non-perishable food; unopened toiletries; furniture, working electric appliances. ​​

Not accepted:                           

Freon containing appliances; refrigerators; televisions; electronics; construction debris: wood, wallboard, flooring, tile, wires, spools, pallets, and any material of a similar nature; carpet; liquids of any kind; paint; yard waste; food waste; compost; biohazardous or hazardous waste; ovens and dishwashers; bathtubs and hot tubs; trailers or boats; material that needs to be broken down to place into the dumpsters; material that you cannot unload yourself.​

Off-site options

This year, the city is working with the University of Michigan to promote student reuse and recycling. The Planet Blue Sustainability Leaders have put together these move out tips​ for students living off campus. In addition to the University's resources, the city also has a reuse and bulky items website that can be helpful for residents and students alike. 


Mixed paper; metal cans; glass bottles and jars; plastic bottles, containers and tubs; "Aseptic" and "Tetrapak" cartons. Visit the recycling ​page for more details.  You can also place these items in carts or dumpsters at your residence. ​

Trash and recycling set out time

All refuse and recycling must fit inside city trash or recycling carts. Material sitting on top of, alongside or in front of carts will not be picked up. Set cart out no earlier than 24 hours before collect​ion day and remove carts from the curb no ​later than noon the day after collection.​ Any violation of this policy will be subject to a Community Standards violation with a fine possible. 

City serviced recycle dumpsters

Apartment sites in the Central Campus Area that have Recycle Dumpster Service provided by the City, can request an extra tip by contacting Customer Service 734.994.7336.​

City serviced trash dumpsters 

Apartment sites in the Central Campus Area that have Dumpster Service provided by the City, may request an extra tip, at no additional cost, for April 30, and May 3, 7 and 10.  ​Apartment sites must pre-schedule with Customer Service 734-994-7336 by Thursday the April 28 and/or May 6.  During move in/out, requests for extra tips of dumpsters other than on April 30, and May 3, 7 and 10 will be available in the Central Campus Area at a cost of $116.00 per tip.​

Dumpsters will not be serviced if blocked by vehicles or trash

All trash must fit within the dumpster with the lid closed. Blocked dumpsters will be serviced on the site’s next scheduled day. If the dumpster owner requests the city to return to service the dumpster, a tip rate​ will be assessed.​  


To report missed pickup or other problem, please use A2 Fix It. 

City of Ann Arbor Customer Service

Larcom City Hall, First Floor
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 

Assistance M - F 7:30am - 5:30pm​