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Royal Oak Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

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

The City of Royal Oak is in Michigan with Southfield to the west, Warren to the east, Detroit and Dearborn to the south, Livonia to the southwest, and Troy to the north.

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.

Royal Oak Trash Collection Calendar 2024

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

Trash Pick Up Holidays

When one of the following holidays falls on a weekday, collection for the remaining days of the week will be delayed one day. Holidays are official holidays, not city-observed holidays. Trash pickup is not affected when a holiday falls on a weekend or for any other holidays not listed below.

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (delayed Thursday and Friday only*)
  • Christmas Day

*Thursday is picked up on Friday. Friday is picked up on Saturday. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are picked up on the scheduled day.

Royal Oak Trash Collection Map

Royal Oak Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

The waste hauler will take most household furniture (no business furniture please) as long as it’s put out correctly.  All furniture must be out to the curb by 7:00 a.m. of your regular refuse day.

​The waste hauler will not dispose of mattresses with bed bugs, mattresses that are too heavy (were rained on making them too heavy), or business furniture (household file cabinets, desks, etc. are fine).

​Please leave furniture whole, if furniture is broken down then it must be less than 4 feet in length and bundled weighing less than 40 pounds per bundle.

Appliances & Large Metal Items
A separate truck picks up large metal items such as appliances, hot water tanks, etc. for recycling on the same day as your regular refuse day. Items must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. of your refuse day. Please separate these items from your regular refuse by 2 – 3 feet. Refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed for safety reasons due to state law (just place doors to the side). If you live on a cul-de-sac, dead-end or apartment/condo complex the Department of Public Service office should be notified the day prior to your refuse day by calling 248) 246-3300.

Please note, smaller items such as microwaves, small metal car parts (no engines), metal garden furniture, small metal furniture, etc. should be taken to SOCRRA, 995 Coolidge (across from the Meijer gas station), for recycling.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – you can take it to SOCRRA, located at 995 Coolidge, Troy (across from the Meijer gas station)
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Stones
  • Glass

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 Royal Oak 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Royal Oak?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit this page.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s trash collection map here.

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 Royal Oak Public Works Department?

Phone: (248) 246-3300
Email:  [email protected]

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Royal Oak 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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