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​​​ First floor, 301 E. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
(excluding holidays)


Memorial Day 2024 update: The upcoming Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 27, 2024, will result in delay of City of Ann Arbor trash, recycling and compost curbside collection. Monday pickups will instead occur on Tuesday, May 28, and the rest of the collections will occur one day later throughout the week. The normal Friday routes will be serviced on Saturday, June 1. Commercial customers with weekly Saturday service through the city franchise with Waste Management will receive Saturday pickups without delays. ​


The city provides weekly curbside trash cart collection to all single-​family and duplex residential locations in Ann Arbor. Carts must:

  • ​Be stored at the side or​ rear ​of the dwelling.
  • Empty carts must be removed from the curb within 12 hours of service. 
  • Not placed at the curb more than 24 hours ahead of time.​
  • Never be placed in bike lanes.

​Apartments ​and other multi-family locations: The city provides once a week service to dumpsters. Owners must purchase and maintain their own dumpsters. 

Carts exceeding 224 pounds for the 64-gallon, or 336 pounds for the 96-gallon size will not be serviced. ​​​

Not allowed​

  • large items like furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. will not be picked up if left at the curb and you could be fined, check out check out the drop off station or recovery yard to see if they are accepted there
  • televisions, computers and other electronics
  • appliances that contain Freon​ (freon removal is provided for a fee at the Drop-Off Station)
  • hot ashes from fireplaces or grills
  • yard trimmings (dispose of yard trimmings in compost carts)
  • liquids, including used motor oil
  • lead acid batteries
  • sewage
  • PCBs
  • radioactive and/or hazardous waste (including asbestos)
  • heavy metal parts
  • fuel and propane tanks
  • automobile, truck or other vehicle parts
  • tires
  • concrete, cement, bricks or mortar
  • rocks
  • construction material
  • carpet
  • tar
  • railroad ties
  • logs
  • tree stumps

Household To​xics such as oil paints, pesticides, solvents, weed killers, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, mercury thermometers, photography and pool chemicals, and other products labeled Danger, Warning, Poison, Flammable or Corrosive. Never discard these items in the trash or flush them down the drain. Use them up as described on the label and discard the empty container as refuse or deliver partially unused containers to the Washtenaw County Home​ T​oxics Center. ​​

Trash c​arts​

Residents and multi-family buildings can order trash carts by contacting Customer Service at 734.994.7336 or by visiting the first floor of Larcom City Hall located at 301 E. Huron St. weekdays 8 a.m.– 5p.m.

Single family/duplex:

  • The first 64-gallon trash cart is free to new construction or newly annexed properties (land newly obtained by the City of Ann Arbor).

  • Annual $44 fee to upgrade a cart to 96 gallon, which is added to the quarterly​ water bill.

  • Annual $204 fee for each additional trash cart at the same address, which is added to the quarterly water bill.

  • $59 fee for the delivery of additional carts, return of unwanted carts, or cart exchanges. 

  • $26 to power wash overly dirty or foul smelling returned carts.

  • $77 to return to service each cart not set out on time.​

Multi-family and apartments:

  • 96-gallon trash carts are provided at a pro-rated level based on number of residential units.

  • Annual $204 fee for each additional trash cart.

  • Locations with 10+ units are required to use trash dumpsters.​​

  • $88 for extra tips for dumpsters serviced by the City.

  • Extra tips for dumpsters serviced by the franchise are available for a fee​.  


Commercial trash carts within the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are assigned to specific businesses and emptied three times a week. The cost billed to the business is $212 per cart, billed quarterly. For information on DDA trash (and free recycling) carts, please contact the Customer Service Center at 734.994.7336 or by email at​ [email protected].

The City of Ann Arbor has entered into a franchise agreement with Waste Management of Michigan to collect refuse dumpsters and roll-off containers from commercial, industrial, and institutional sites throughout Ann Arbor. Participation in the franchise is required​. Contact Customer Service at 734.994.7336 to setup franchise trash service. Waste Management can be contacted at: ​​800.796.9696

Learn more about business trash services.​​


Please refer to the City of Ann Arbor Solid Waste Standard Details (PDF) to assist you in submitting site plans to the City for approval.