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Rubbish & Recycling
Pittsfield Charter Township contracts with a third party waste handler, currently Republic Services, to handle residential rubbish pickup. The contract includes pickup of unlimited rubbish, including bulk pickup, single stream recycling, and yard waste during the time period of April 1 through December 15.  The rate is $56.84 per quarter, billed through the Pittsfield Township.

Obtaining rubbish service through the township is voluntary; residents have the ability to obtain their own rubbish service through another provider or seek alternative rubbish disposal methods.

How to Start Rubbish Service as a Homeowner
In order to establish rubbish service, homeowners must complete an Application for Rubbish Service. To determine the day of the week for your pickup please review pickup map.

Please review the following documents for further information about rubbish, recycling and yard waste pickup.

Residential Rubbish Service Information 
Acceptable Material Guidelines for Recycling
Additional Reference Guide


How to Start Rubbish Service as a Renter
In order to establish rubbish service, renters must come into the township administrative offices pay a $65 deposit.  The deposit will be applied to the tenant’s final bill and any remaining funds will be refunded if there is a forwarding address available.

Put Your Rubbish on Vacation Hold
If you are going to be out of town for at least four continuous weeks, you are able to put your rubbish on vacation hold. You will continue to be billed while you are out of town, but when you return, the number of weeks you were on vacation will be calculated and a credit will be issued to your account. To put your rubbish on vacation hold, either use the Rubbish Vacation Request or contact us via email or call 734.822.3105.

Get Your Rubbish or Recycle Cart Repaired / Replaced
If a rubbish or recycle cart is damaged, please contact us via email or call 734.822.3105. Provide your name, address, and phone number in order to schedule a repair or replacement of the cart.

How to Discontinue Rubbish Service
In order to discontinue rubbish service, both homeowners and tenants may contact us via
email or call 734.822.3105 and provide us with the last day that you want to receive rubbish service. Rubbish and recycle carts must be left at the home for the next residents.


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