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96 Gallon Toter CartNew Collection Containers

The new Waste Management (WM) contract for solid waste services includes a 96-gallon trash cart on wheels for trash collection for every single-family home. There is no monthly fee for this cart.

  • You do not need to contact WM to get your toter cart delivered. It will automatically arrive. Delivery will occur the week of September 14th – September 26th between the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm.
  • You do not need to be home for the drop-off of your cart.
  • This trash cart will replace the three 32-gallon size containers which were previously allowed.
  • Each cart is numbered for your address only. If you move, you will leave the cart at your home for the new resident.
  • If you currently rent a cart from WM, you must call (866) 797 - 9018 to cancel your rental, arrange the pick-up and to request a credit for months not used. If you would like to keep your rental cart as an additional cart, or would like to rent an additional cart, you may do so for $6.40 per month.
  • Ypsilanti Township has no interaction on the cart return or rental agreement, this is done through WM only.


Old or broken 32-gallon trash cans you would like to throw away can be placed inside of the 96-gallon toter for disposal.

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

Since these new changes/new contract don't take effect until October 1st, only one 96-gal cart will be emptied from the curb. On that day and going forward, two or more carts are allowed.


New Requirement for Bulk Items

Contact WM 48 hours in advance for ANY Bulk Collection

Each week you are still allowed a bulk item, however under the new contract, you must contact Waste Management 48 hours in advance of your trash day to schedule collection.

To contact Waste Management, please call (866) 797 - 9018 between the hours of 7:30am - 5:30pm.

The reason for the contract change is that not every household places a bulk item to the curb. Effective Thursday, October 1, 2020, a separate truck and crew will pick-up your bulk item.


No Trash Tags

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

Requirements: No loose trash inside cart, all trash must be bagged, lid must close and no bags sitting on top of cart. You may rent an additional 96-gallon cart yearly for $6.40 per month to replace purchasing the extra trash tags.

The reason for this change is that the new contract must utilize trucks that have automatic lifts for the new trash carts and no other containers will be allowed. This will also assist in keeping our neighborhoods clean and free of trash debris.


Recycle & Yard Waste

No changes to your current Recycle or Yard Waste collection.

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).

You may purchase an 18-gallon recycle bin and lid set for $15.00 from the Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center for recycling. You may also use a 32-gallon container with handles and a recycle sticker or a Waste Management 96-Gallon Toter Cart (rent from WM for $2.00 per month).

Stickers for recycling or yard waste are available at no cost in the lobby of the Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center, Community Center, by Contacting Residential Services: (734) 484-0073, or by mail.


If you have additional questions, please email  or call (734) 484 - 0073; we are happy to be of service!

Waste Management Holidays

Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily