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Ann Arbor Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Ann Arbor trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Ann Arbor is in Michigan with Flint to the north, Farmington Hills to the northeast, Toledo to the south, Canton and Detroit to the east, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Ann Arbor Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the city’s collection schedule.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Monday, Sept. 4 – Labor Day. Service shifted by one day, collections to occur Tuesday – Saturday. 
  • Thursday, Nov. 23 and 24 – Thanksgiving. Service will be shifted by one day, collections to take place Friday and Saturday. 
  • Monday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Eve (observed). Service​ will be shifted by one day, collections to occur Tuesday – Saturday.
  • Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 – New Year’s Eve (observed). Service shifted by one day, collections to occur Tuesday – Saturday.​​

Ann Arbor Trash Collection Map

Ann Arbor Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The City of Ann Arbor does not pick up bulky items from the curb. Placing an old refrigerator, unwanted sofa, mattresses, broken television, rolls of carpeting, or the doz​en bags of “stuff ” you just cleaned out of your closet, basement, attic, or garage can result in a citation and is subject to fines up to $1,000. 

For bulky items and other materials that cannot be recycled or put at the curb, check out the drop off station or recovery yard to see if they are accepted there.   

Contact a private waste hauler​​ 

Many haulers are listed in print and Internet “yellow pages” under Rubbish & Garbage Removal or a similar heading. The ha​ulers listed below are recognized as Washtenaw County Waste Knot Partners and provide waste pickup and recycling services. ​

  •  Recycle Ann Arbor’s roll-off containers, Inc. Operated by Recycle Ann Arbor. Rents containers of all sizes to handle construction or clean-out debris. Processes collected materials for recycling and disposal. Provides some pickups and accepts drop off of bulky items on a for-fee basis. 
  • Honeymoon Hauling Provides waste, appliance and recycling pickup and disposal. 
  • Drop-Off Station Allows drop-off of a wide variety of bulky waste materials, including furniture, appliances, and electronics for recycling and disposal. Pickups also available. Entry and additional fees may be required.​

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • large items like furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. will not be picked up if left at the curb and you could be fined, check out our bulk item page for options 
  • televisions, computers and other electronics
  • appliances that contain Freon​ (freon removal is provided for a fee at the Drop-Off Sta​tion​)
  • hot ashes from fireplaces or grills
  • yard trimmings (dispose of yard trimmings in compost carts)
  • liquids, including used motor oil
  • lead acid batteries
  • sewage
  • PCBs
  • radioactive and/or hazardous waste (including asbestos)
  • heavy metal parts
  • fuel and propane tanks
  • automobile, truck or other vehicle parts
  • tires
  • concrete, cement, bricks or mortar
  • rocks
  • construction material
  • carpet
  • tar
  • railroad ties
  • logs
  • tree stumps

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Ann Arbor and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule.

Recycle Ann Arbor is contracted by the City of Ann Arbor to collect recyclables weekly at the curb from City of Ann Arbor residents, in a single-stream collection system.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Ann Arbor?

For bulky items and other materials that cannot be recycled or put at the curb, check out the drop off station or recovery yard to see if they are accepted there.   

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, visit the city’s collection schedule.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Ann Arbor Public Works Department?

Larcom City Hall, first floor 
7:30 a.m. to 5:30​​ p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays)

301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Assistance by phone or email:​
[email protected]

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