- Public Services
- Trash Service
The City of Ypsilanti contracts residential solid waste pickup from Stevens Disposal.
Trash Service Guidelines
Guidelines for trash service are as follows:
- Each single family home may set out 3 trash cans or bags, 32 gallons or smaller, and 1 bulk item each week.
- Each 2 unit dwelling may set out 6 trash cans or bags, 32 gallons or smaller, and 2 bulk items each week.
- Each 3 unit dwelling may set out 9 trash cans or bags, 32 gallons or smaller, and 3 bulk items each week.
For questions or issues regarding trash services please contact Stevens Disposal at (800) 779-0344 or (734) 279-2611.
View trash pickup guidelines in PDF form.
Your pick-ups will generally fall around the same time each week. However, due to traffic, road conditions and volumes, we may sometimes run at a different time. To ensure pick up, please have your rubbish at the curb by 6:00 a.m. or the night before your collection day. Occasionally there may be a delay in trash service due to holidays. View the Stevens Disposal trash pickup schedule.
View the Holiday Service Schedule for Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste.
Additional Bags & Proper Setout
If you have extra bags of rubbish, stickers may be purchased at the Department of Public Services (appointments strongly recommended). The cost of each sticker is $2.50 (cash or check only). Each bag of rubbish over the limit will require a sticker.
For extra bulk items, stickers may be purchased at the Department of Public Services (appointments strongly recommended) for $20 (cash or check only) per each additional item. These stickers must be purchased at least two days before your scheduled trash pickup and placed on each bulk item.
A bulk item is a large item weighing less than 100 pounds that does not contain Freon. Examples of bulk items include a couch, chair, table, washer, dryer, or one roll of carpet. Roll and tie carpet in 4 foot bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds. Each bundle is considered one bulk item. If you are not sure whether your item meets the guidelines, please call Stevens Disposal.
For items containing Freon, including dehumidifiers, window a/c units, fridges, and freezers, stickers may be purchased at the Department of Public Services. The cost of each sticker is $35. These stickers must be purchased at least 2 days before your scheduled trash pickup and placed on each item. For the safety of our young residents and as required by law, doors must be removed from all refrigerators and freezers placed curbside.
Correct Set out for a Single Family Home
Items That We Do Not Take at the Curb
- Car and Truck Parts/Engines
- Construction/Roofing Debris
- Fencing/Railroad Ties
- Gasoline and Automotive Oil
- Hazardous Wastes
- Large Pieces of Wood/Drywall
- Tree Stumps
- Wet Paint Cans
- Yard Waste Mixed with Trash
Double Trash Limit Week
Double trash limit week permits residents to set out two times the normal trash volume on their regular trash day. This means that a single family home may set out six 32-gallon containers and two large items during this week. Two-unit apartments may set out twelve 32-gallon containers and four large items. Three units or more may set out eighteen 32-gallon containers and six large items.
When is "double trash limit" week?
The City provides two "double trash limit" weeks per year, one in spring and one in late summer. Sign up to receive emailed City notices here. In 2023, Spring Double Trash Week is the week of May 1; Autumn Double Trash week is the week of August 21.