Grand Rapids Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Grand Rapids trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Grand Rapids is in Michigan with Traverse City to the north, Fort Wayne to the south, Detroit to the southeast.

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.

Grand Rapids Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit:

Trash Pick Up Holidays

We delay trash and recycling collection in observance of some holidays. Service will be delayed by one day on holidays listed below

Memorial Day

  • Monday, May 29, 2023

4th of July

  • Monday, July 4, 2023

Labor Day

  • Monday, September 4, 2023


  • Thursday, November 23, 2023

There will be no service delay on any holidays not listed here.

Grand Rapids Trash Collection Map

Grand Rapids trash pickup schedule map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup


  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Water heaters
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators*
  • Freezers*
  • Microwave ovens
  • Air conditioners
  • Humidifiers/ dehumidifiers
  • Garbage disposals
  • Trash compactors 
  • Furnaces

* Refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed for collection


  • Bed frames
  • Buffets
  • Couches
  • Dressers
  • Hutches
  • Love seats
  • Recliners
  • Stereo Cabinets
  • Wall Units


  • Bathtubs
  • Box springs
  • Garage Doors
  • Glass or Wood doors
  • Mattresses
  • Sinks
  • Sliding Doors
  • Window Awnings

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup


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 Grand Rapids and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Grand Rapids?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

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 Grand Rapids Public Works Department?


General Info
311 or 616-456-3232


[email protected]


City Hall

300 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids


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