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Each week you are allowed one bulk item. You must Contact WM 48 hours in advance (before your trash day) for ANY bulk collection.

Starting Thursday, October 1, 2020, a separate truck and crew will pick-up your bulk item.

Contact Waste Management: (866) 797-9018 or


White Goods: dishwasher, stove, washer, dryer, wall oven, water heater.

NO commercial-sized applicances will be collected.


Freon Goods: refrigerator or freezer with doors removed and placed next to the item at the curb, de-humidifier, air conditioner, water cooler.
Freon must be removed before scheduling pick-up with Waste Management.

NO commercial-sized applicances will be collected.


Wood properly prepared; may not exceed 4' in length, nails must be removed or pounded flat, tied in a bundle at both ends (use duct tape or string) and not weighing more than 50 pounds per bundle. Two bundles of wood equal one bulk item.


Carpet/Pad properly prepared; may not exceed 4' in length or 8" in diameter, tied in a bundle at both ends (use duct tape or string) not weighing more than 40 pounds per bundle. Six bundles of carpet equals one bulk item.

NO wet carpet/pad will be collected.


Paint Cans (Latex Only) properly prepared, paint must be completely dried. Fill paint cans to the rim with kitty litter, sawdust, or sand and stir until hardened. Place cans on the ground next to your trash bags or cans with the lid removed. 1 - 10 paint cans equal one bulk item.


Cardboard must be flattened in a 4ft x 4ft bundle; not exceeding 40 pounds.



Tables with 4-6 matching chairs, couches/love seats, dressers, armoires/curio cabinets, buffet cabinets; must be broken down.

Box springs and mattress (mattress and box spring equals one bulk Item). Mattresses and upholstered items must be wrapped in plastic with duct tape to ensure safety of workers due to possibility of bed bugs.

Headboards, footboards and frames (footboard and frame equals one bulk item).



Grills (propane tank must be removed).

Lawn mowers, weed trimmers and edgers; must be drained of oil and gas. NO riding mowers will be collected.

Storm doors and windows (glass must be broken out of frame and placed in a hard container or small box, taped and marked "BROKEN GLASS").

Swing sets must be broken down and poles cut in sections less than 6 feet in length)


Vacuum cleaners



Unacceptable items for Bulk Collection and Curbside Trash can be found at the bottom of the Curbside Trash page.

Residents eligible for curbside service are required to place containers at curbside for collection. Curbside refers to that portion of a dedicated public right-of-way adjacent to paved or traveled roadways (including alleys). All items to be picked up under these rules must be placed alongside a public roadway. Waste Management and the Township will not pick-up from private roads. Containers shall be placed in a manner that will not interfere with or endanger the movement of vehicles or pedestrians. When construction work is being performed in the right-of-way, containers shall be placed as close as possible to an access point for the collection vehicle. The contractor shall not be required to pick-up any items that are more than 4' from the edge of the roadway.

Removal of all items as set forth in these rules will be picked up only if they are properly separated and prepared. If material is not properly prepared for removal, Ypsilanti Township or its contracted agent, upon observing a violation of this chapter, may refuse to collect the material. It is then the responsibility of the resident to dispose of the material at his or her own expense within 24 hours. Failure to remove said items from the curb may result in the issuance of a citation per Ypsilanti Township ordinances. Exceptions and variances to the above collection and removal rules are available for residents who are physically incapable to place recyclables, yard waste, or trash at curbside and if no other resident of the same household is capable of carrying these items to the curbside for pick-up. The Township Supervisor or the Environmental Services Director, upon written request, with a physician note may authorize an exception or variance in cases of extreme hardship of practical difficulties. In these instances, special arrangements will be made by Ypsilanti Township or its contracted agent to have collection personnel collect materials.


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 544 - 4000

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