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The Charter Township of Ypsilanti contracts curbside track collection with Waste Management in order to provide weekly collection of solid waste to all single family, duplex, triples and quadplex units on public roadways via waste.Trash Cans Image

Collection occurs weekly except where, due to a holiday or unforeseen circumstances, it is necessary to delay collection by one day. In no case will collection occur on Sunday unless the Township Supervisor has given approval in writing.

Curbside Collection Schedule


Contact Residential Services: (734) 544-4000 for concerns with trash, recycle, or yard waste collection.

Contact Waste Management: (866) 797-9018
Use the online chat feature on the wm.com website or email at: .


95-Gallon Toter Carts

WM Contract Changes & 95-Gal Toter Cart FAQs

96 Gallon Toter Cart And Regular Trash Can Size Comparison ImagePictured right is a WM 95-gallon toter cart compared to a 32-gallon container.

The new Waste Management (WM) contract for solid waste services includes a 95-gallon toter cart on wheels for trash collection for every single-family home. There is no monthly fee for this cart. This trash cart will replace the three 32-gallon size containers which were previously allowed.

Old or broken 32-gallon trash cans you would like to throw away can be placed inside of the 95-gallon toter for disposal. 32-gallon containers (with handles and a recycle sticker) can still be used for recycling or for yard waste (with handles and a yard waste sticker).

Contact Residential Services(734) 544-4000 to request yard waste or recycle stickers.

If you would like to rent an additional cart for trash, you may do so for $6.65 per month (rent a 95-gal cart for recycling for $4.16 per month). You may use your new 95-gallon cart and your rented 95-gallon cart at the same time for trash collection.

Ypsilanti Township has no interaction on the cart return or rental agreement, this is done through WM only.


Rules for Collection

All items that are acceptable for pick-up according to these rules must be placed at curbside no earlier than 6:00pm on the day before collection and no later than 5:30am on the designated pick up day. Empty containers and/or rejected items must be removed by 6:00am on the day after collection.

Under the new contract with WM, the Township must utilize trucks that have automatic lifts for the new 95-gallon toter carts and no other containers will be allowed.

NO loose trash inside cart; all trash must be bagged.

NO lids chained or attached to sides of cans.

NO overflowing containers or materials placed on top of lid; lid must be closed.

If you have additional trash bags, you may schedule collection by calling Waste Management and process your payment of $3.00 per bag.

Rules for Bulk Collection

Acceptable: household (alkaline) batteries

Unacceptable: Containers other than the 95-gallon toter, fabricated containers, drums, cardboard boxes, gasoline, tires, automotive oil, car/truck parts, lead acid batteries, hazardous waste items (Washtenaw County Home Toxics Reduction Center), construction/roofing debris, fencing, railroad ties, large pieces of wood, drywall, yard waste, tree stumps, concrete, bricks, landscaping blocks, oil-based paints, beverage cans, landfill prohibited waste, refuse not capable of being loaded by the contractor into a packer-type truck.

It is unlawful to burn any garbage, rubbish or yard waste whatsoever in Ypsilanti Township.

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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