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Neighborhood Trash Pickup

The City of Detroit Department of Public Works is in charge of neighborhood trash pickup; see their website for up-to-date information.

The city has contracted with two firms to provide collection of garbage, bulk items, yard waste and recycling services. The contractor for the west side of the city, including all of Boston-Edison, is Waste Management. For questions or comments, contact them by phone at (844) 2-DETROIT (233-8764).

Trash Pickup Timing and Text Message Reminders

All trash pickup occurs on Wednesdays throughout the neighborhood. Normal household trash collection occurs every week, while bulk, recycling, and yard waste collection occurs every other Wednesday (the same Wednesday for all three). Trash pickup is delayed by one day until Thursday in weeks where a major holiday falls on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Christmas).

The city of Detroit will send you text message reminders the evening before each pickup of curbside trash, recycling, bulk waste, and yard waste. To sign up for text message reminders, text your street address to 313-800-7905.

Trash Collection

Garbage pickup is on WEDNESDAY of every week for the entire Boston-Edison area. Residents should put all trash into their black Courville container. Only one container is allocated per household, unless the homeowner pays an extra fee. The container must be placed curbside prior to 7 a.m. For a replacement container, or to start new service, contact Waste Management at (844) 2-DETROIT (233-8764).

Bulk Trash

Pickup of bulk trash is WEDNESDAY of every second week for the entire Boston-Edison area. Bulk trash pickup runs year-round. Bulk trash must be placed curbside prior to 7 a.m. Learn more about bulk trash, and the difference from yard waste, here.

Yard Waste

Pickup of yard waste is WEDNESDAY of every second week, on the same day as bulk trash pickup. Yard waste pickup runs for 36 weeks, April - mid-December. Yard waste must be placed curbside prior to 7 a.m. Learn more about yard waste here.

Curbside Recycling

To take part in curbside recycling, residents must request a blue recycling container. Recycling pickup is WEDNESDAY of every second week (on the same Wednesday as bulk trash). Learn more about the curbside recycling program and other recycling options here.

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