Residential Curbside Trash / Yard Waste Collection

Rules & Guidelines

  • Each residence has been provided one brown 95-gallon trash cart. Carts are to remain at the residence. They are identified with a serial number that is kept on file.
  • Put your cart out no sooner than 7 pm the night before but no later than 7 am of your scheduled pick-up day. Items must fit in cart with the lid closed.
  • The City is not responsible for lost or stolen carts.
  • Only city-issued carts will be picked up. If you have items that do not fit into the cart or are too heavy, you need to arrange for a special pick-up.
  • Yard waste and household hazardous wastes may not be placed in trash carts.
  • Yard waste cart collection begins in mid-April and continues through early December, depending on the weather. Yard waste may not be placed in your regular trash cart. It must be placed in a yard waste cart or taken to the Transfer Station (at no charge). You may also call for a brush pick-up.
  • To accommodate extra garbage around the holidays, you may use your yard waste cart for trash the weeks after Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Christmas Trees will be picked up in front of your house for a few weeks following Christmas. No need to call to schedule.

Additional Carts

Additional carts can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall for $75. Cash, checks, and credit cards (3% fee) are accepted. To purchase online use form in right column on this page or click here.   The online link for payments in available at this link.

To mail in a check, please include the Trash Cart Order Form (use hyperlink to form) with your check made payable to City of Trenton.

Carts will be delivered to your home within a couple of days of purchase.


Trash Cart Order Form

How Do I Dispose Of?

  1. Physical Address
    1431 West Road
    Trenton, MI 48183

    Mailing Address
    1431 West Road
    Attn: DPW
    Trenton, MI 48183

    Phone: 734-675-8470
    Fax: 734-675-8688

  2. Kevin Sargent

    DPW Director
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  3. Steve Moceri

    Motor Vehicle and Facilities Supervisor
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  4. Ryan Bradd

    Water & Sewer Supervisor
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  5. John Mahoney

    Highways and Sanitation Supervisor
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  6. Holly Krawczyk

    Department Head Secretary
    Phone: 734-675-8470

  7. Tricia Trowbridge

    Phone: 734-675-8470