Garbage and Recycling

SPECIAL LARGE TRASH PICK-UP FOR FLOOD DAMAGE

Due to the recent flood damage the City has arranged to have an additional curbside large trash pick-up on Wednesday, August 25th.  You can place items to the curb starting immediately.  Republic will also be placing a dumpster in the parking lot behind City Hall August 16th if you wish to drop off items from flood damage.   Please limit deposited items to flood damage debris only.  The City’s regular large trash pick-up is scheduled for September 15 and 22.

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Recycling Fee to Begin July 1st on Water/Sewer Bills

The January Buzz included the survey results for the recycling collection survey. As reported, the majority of respondents (75% - 192 responses) prefer to keep curbside recycling and are willing to pay for it, with a collection frequency of either every four weeks or every two weeks. The City Council weighed the survey results carefully and decided to maintain a collection frequency of every four weeks and levy a cost recovery charge of $2.50 per month ($7.50 per quarter) for each service address. The charge will be reflected on water bills beginning July 1, 2021. If you require additional recycling containers for your home or business, please contact Republic Services directly at 269.465.3773. Guidelines are listed below.   

Collections

  • Garbage is collected once per week on Wednesdays 
  • Recycling is collected every four weeks on normal collection day (see schedule for dates)
  •  2021 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Guidelines 

  • Place all garbage materials in your garbage cart, and all recycling materials in your cart with the yellow (or light blue) lid. Any materials outside of your cart will not be collected. Contact Republic Services if you need to schedule a special pickup.
  • If you do not have a trash and/or recycling cart, you may contact Republic Services at 269-465-3773 or 800-677-1083 or visit RepublicServices.com 
  • Please have your containers out for collection by 6 a.m. the day of your scheduled pickup.
  • Click here for additional information on recycling Republic Services Recycling Requirements

Household Hazard Waste Recycling

Berrien County has set the household hazardous waste collection dates for 2019.  Details including a schedule are available on the County’s web site or by calling the County Environmental Specialist at (269) 983-7111 ext. 8234

Recycling

Below is a listing of acceptable and non-acceptable items

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Magazines
Catalogs
Junk Mail
Office Paper
Phone Books
Brochures
Newspapers

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Cardboard

Cardboard
Paper Bags
Paperboards

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Plastic

Plastic jugs/bottles
(#1 & #2)
Household plastic
(#3 - #7)

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Metal

Aluminum cans
Steel and tin cans

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Glass

Clear and colored glass


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Non-Recyclable Items

Paper milk or juice cartons
Sytrofoam
Containers/packing
Propane tanks
Paint or Oil Cans
Medical Waste
Liquids of any kind
Plastic Bags & Bubble Wrap
Chemical/Household Cleaners
Pizza Boxes