REFUSE AND DEBRIS COLLECTION, REGULATIONS AND SCHEUDLE

Downtown Monroe has curbside refuse pick up. Garbage, recycling and yard waste must be placed on the sidewalk next to the curb no earlier than the day before the scheduled pick up time. Those items placed on the curb prior to that time risk issuance of a ticket due to an ordinance violation. The collection days for the downtown area are as follows:

Monday: Addresses on the east side of Monroe Street to the eastern City limits, north of the River Raisin

Tuesday: Addresses on the west side of Monroe Street to Telegraph Road, north of the River Raisin

Wednesday: Addresses on the west side of Harrison Street to Western Avenue, south of the River Raisin

Thursday: Addresses on the east side of Harrison Street to the eastern City limits, south of the River Raisin

Holidays causing refuse collection to be delayed by one day: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.

For questions or complaints about refuse services contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696 or visit their online customer service at www.wm.com.

GARBAGE

A maximum of three garbage containers (bags or cans up to 32 gallons, maximum 50 pounds) will be collected from each rental unit or business. Additional containers can be picked up if tags are purchased from the Department of Public Services or the City Treasurer. For a complete list of items that will and will not be collected contact the Department of Public Services at 734-241-6800 or view the “Refuse Reference”.


RECYCLING

The City of Monroe has a voluntary recycling program. Bins can be picked up from the Department of Public Services on the first floor of City Hall (120 E. First St.) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays. Recycling pick up is typically the same day as garbage collection. Recyclable materials can be mixed in the bin and include: aluminum/tin/steel/metal cans, newspapers, office paper, magazines, telephone books, clear/colored glass containers, corrugated containers bundled to a maximum 2`x2` and clear/colored plastic containers (#1 or #2 recycling logo). For the recycling or disposal of materials not listed, contact the Monroe County Office of Solid Waste Management at 240-7900.


YARD WASTE

Grass clippings, leaves, branches and other yard waste materials are collected from April-mid December the same day as garbage collection. Yard waste must be placed in an approved container (paper bags, 32 gallon plastic or metal cans with a 50 pound maximum weight). Plastic bags will not be collected. Free paper bags are available from the Department of Public Services (120 E. First St.) in the fall months. Yard waste containers are not included in the three container maximum garbage container limit.