Trash Cans ImageOur goal is to provide weekly collection of solid waste to all single family, duplex, triples and quadplex units on public roadways via waste collection contractor (Waste Management).

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


The double-up collection scheduled for December 28, 2020 - January 2, 2021 is CANCELLED. There will be no double-up days scheduled in 2021.


Contact Residential Services: (734) 484-0073 for missed trash pick-up, questions, or concerns.

Contact Waste Management: (866) 797-9018 OR (800) 796-9696


96-Gallon Toter Carts

WM Contract Changes & 96-Gal Toter Cart FAQs

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

The new Waste Management (WM) contract for solid waste services includes a 96-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 96-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).

If you would like to rent an additional cart for trash, you may do so for $6.40 per month (rent a 96-gal cart for recycling for $2.00 per month). You may use your new 96-gal cart and your rented 96-gal 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 6:00am 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 96-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.


Additional & Bulk Items 

Per the new WM contract, the Township offices will no longer sell the $2.00 tags for additional trash. Trash will only be collected from a WM 96-gallon trash cart.


Each week you are still allowed one bulk item, however under the new contract, 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


Stickers for additional bulk items, white goods, and freon-related item stickers may be purchased with a credit/debit card by Contacting Waste Management: (866) 797-9018 in advance (Ypsilanti Township Offices do NOT sell bulk tags). Tags may not be duplicated/tampered with to fit two or more bags.

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

Freon Goods:refrigerator or freezer with doors removed and placed next to the item at the curb, de-humidifier, air conditioner.


Acceptable: household (alkaline) batteries

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 twine) and not weighing more than 50 pounds per bundle. One bundle of wood is a 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 twine) not weighing more than 40 pounds per bundle. One bundle of carpet is a bulk item.

Paint Cans (Latex Only) properly prepared. Remove the paint can lid and place it in the trash. Fill paint cans to the rim with kitty litter, sawdust, or sand and stir until hardened; paint must be completely dried. Place cans on the ground next to your trash bags or cans.


Unacceptable: Containers over 32-gallon size (with exception of the 96-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.