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East Lansing Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

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

The City of East Lansing is in Michigan with Grand Rapids to the northwest, Hamilton and Cincinnati to the south, Farmington Hills to the southeast, Battle Creek to the southwest, Lansing and Delta 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.

East Lansing Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/331/RefuseTrash-Collection

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

April 17, 2024EXTRA recycling for Earth Day (west side only).
April 24, 2024EXTRA recycling for Earth Day (east side only). 
May 29, 2024Memorial Day-DPW closed. No yard waste or bulk item collection.
June 19, 2024Juneteenth-DPW closed. No yard waste or bulk item collection.
July 3, 2024Independence Day-DPW closed. No yard waste or bulk item collection.
September 4, 2024Labor Day-DPW closed. No yard waste or bulk item collec

East Lansing Trash Collection Map

East Lansing Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/282/Bulk-Item-Collection for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Furniture, appliances, carpet, mattresses and other large rubbish items that exceed 40 pounds and/or do not fit in a 32-gallon yellow City trash bag. To have the City pick up a bulk item at the curb, residents must purchase a $20 bulk item sticker ($44.25 for items containing Freon) and schedule a Monday* bulk item pickup.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Hazardous waste
  • Sharps
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Biomedical waste

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 East Lansing 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 calendar: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/recycle

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in East Lansing?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/282/Bulk-Item-Collection

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/331/RefuseTrash-Collection

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7: 30 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the East Lansing Public Works Department?

Call (517) 337-9459 or visit cityofeastlansing.com/recycle.

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the East Lansing trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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