What is the cost to me?
The current price of refuse items are as follows:
|32 Gallon Refuse Cart
|64 Gallon Refuse Cart
|96 Gallon Refuse Cart
|Refuse Bags (package of 10)
|Appliance Sticker (per appliance)
|Bulk Sticker (per bulk item)
How do I prepare my refuse for collection?
Refuse not exceeding 30 pounds is to be placed within a disposable plastic bag (not larger than 30 gallons) or cardboard box. Any refuse not in a city cart must be placed in a blue city refuse bag.
Blue City Refuse Bag
What day will my refuse be collected?
Refuse in your area is always picked up on the same day every week. To see what day your collection falls on, check out our refuse collection calendar. City collection is delayed one day following these holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Since holidays fall on different days every year, it is advisable to call the Streets and Sanitation Department at 456-3232 to confirm if a one-day delay in service will occur.
All refuse must be placed at your refuse collection point by 7:00 a.m. on collection day.
NOTE - If your refuse collection was placed out on time and the collection was missed, please call us back within one business day to determine if you qualify for a second collection attempt. If you do not call within one business day, we will attempt to collect your refuse the following week on your collection day.
Where can I get Bags and Refuse Containers?
Refuse Bags: City Treasures Office (300 Monroe Ave NW) or Grand Rapids Public Services Department (201 Market Ave SW).
Pay As You Throw Account Activation: Click here to sign up for refuse cart service.
Who do I call if I have a question or problem?
Call the Streets and Sanitation Department at 456-3232.