Trash and Recycle Toter Roll-Out

June 29, 2019

Waste Management is continuing to work on delivering trash/recycle containers. Delivery is expected to be complete by Saturday, July 13th. The new containers must be used for trash/recycle pick up starting Monday, July 15th.

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In cooperation with Waste Management, the City of Dexter will be switching to a toter collection system for refuse and recycling service. All residents in the City will be provided with toters for trash (green lid) and recycle (yellow lid) service under the City's new five-year contract with Waste Management. The standard toter sizes that will be initially delivered will be 96-gallons for trash and 64-gallons for recycling. All toter sizes have wheels to help facilitate getting them to the curb. Residents will have an opportunity to request an increase to a larger container for recycle and/or a smaller container for trash by completing and returning a postcard that will be included with the initial container delivery. If a residence requires more than one toter, an additional toter can be provided by Waste Management for a monthly fee.

Delivery of the toters is scheduled for the week of July 8th. If you have a toter with a lift bar that you would like to continue to use for trash, please leave it out at the curb the week of July 8th and, if Waste Management determines that it is an acceptable style cart, they will not deliver a new trash container. All residences will receive new recycle containers with the yellow lid. Collection will continue to occur on Mondays. The first collection day using the new toters will be Monday, July 15th.

Waste Management will only collect what has been placed in the toters except during specific bulk item collection days, which will now occur on the first Monday of each month. City-wide clean-up days will be held in the Spring and Fall. Residents that have bulk items that need to be picked-up on other days may request and pay for a special pick-up from Waste Management at 1-866-797-9018.

Residents who wish to dispose of their current cans may set them out during the bulk item collection day on August 5, 2019. Cans set out for removal must be empty and clearly identified as trash.

This is a change that the waste collection industry is making across the country because haulers are having an increasingly difficult time recruiting employees to pick up trash by hand, and with a toter based system, routes can be serviced with a single driver.