Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

Current Waste Management Informational Flyer

City of Dexter Refuse and Recycling Information from the Resident Handbook

Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is done by a private solid waste hauler, Waste Management, and is billed to residents and businesses by the City. Pick up days are as follows (holiday pick up is one day after regular pick up):

City residential — Monday
City commercial — Various days

View WM's Holiday Schedule

As part of our contract with Waste Management, each residence is entitled to place one (1) bulk item to be set out on the first Monday of each month at the curb. This service can be used to dispose of a large appliance, a piece of furniture or other large household items (items with Freon are not accepted). Two "Clean-Up Days" are scheduled for the third Monday of May and the third Monday of October, where residents may put out additional bulk items for collection.

For trash and recycling collection issues, please contact the City Office at 734-426-8303.


The City has a contract with our solid waste hauler to pick up recyclable items. Recyclables are picked up on the same schedule as the garbage collection and must be placed in a Waste Management cart with a yellow lid. Click on the Waste Management flyer above to view all accepted recycling items.

Compost Bags

Waste Management will pick up yard waste that is placed in approved paper compost bags or in trash cans marked with an approved sticker, available at the City Office. The bags are available at your local hardware store. Compost is picked up on the same schedule as your garbage collection.

Brush Pickup

The DPW provides for the collection of brush, branches and leaves. The following guidelines must be followed before your yard waste will be collected:

  • All limbs, branches and brush must be stacked neatly at the curb with but-ends facing the same direction. Piles are limited to 10 feet in length. Individual limbs may not exceed 4 inches in diameter at base, 2 inches at leafy end. Limbs smaller than 1 inch must be bagged.
  • The DPW will vacuum leaves in the fall. Please make sure that there are no foreign materials in the leaf piles.
  • Limbs, branches and brush from complete tree maintenance by a homeowner are the responsibility of the homeowner or their contracted professional.