June 12, 2020 Update: The City of Ann Arbor will resume curbside
compost service, starting with the collection of bundled brush, on Monday, June
15, 2020. Paper yard bag collection will then resume on Monday, June 22. Brush
and tree limbs, up to 6 inches in diameter, may be put out for collection if
they are 4 feet or less in length, tied with natural twine, and the bundle must
not be more than 18 inches in diameter. The city does not collect branches
larger than 6 inches in diameter or tree stumps.
Carts must be in place before 7 a.m. for residential pickup. Downtown development authority carts must be in place before 4 a.m.
Carts can be placed on the street, unless street is busy or has bike lane, then place on the extension.
Cart handles should be facing away from the street.
Carts must be 3 feet apart, lids fully closed and without any trash or debris on top or around them (trash outside the cart will not be picked up).
Carts should be brought in by noon the following day.
In winter, keep carts free of snow, unburied from snow banks, clear of ice and accessible to collection trucks.
Never place carts on snow banks, instead shovel out a spot on the road or extension so the cart can sit level.
Carts must not exceed 112 pounds for the 32-gallon, 224 pounds for the 64-gallon, or 336 pounds for the 96-gallon size. Carts over the limit will not be serviced.
Solid waste drivers, operating alone, face many challenges as they work to complete their routes every day. This video shows how drivers must be adept at navigating narrow streets, avoiding cars and pedestrians, handling slippery roads and bad weather, all while directing the truck’s articulating arm between obstacles. It’s a stressful and absolutely critical job.
Curbside collection service for persons with disabilities
Side door or porch set-out service is provided by the city or its authorized contractor to citizens who are physically unable to place their refuse or recycling containers at curbside and are unable to make other arrangements to do so. Special pickup service is subject to approval by the city following an on-site interview and must be renewed every two years. To arrange an interview, call the city's Customer Service Center Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at 734.794.6320.