Garbage Collection

Trash Pick-Up Information

The garbage collection for all of Grand Blanc will be on Wednesdays. For more information, view the 2024 Trash/Recycling/Compost Schedule (PDF).

Let us take this moment to thank you for your business! In order to serve you better, we have prepared a list of guidelines for your disposal needs. Please take a moment to review our procedures. By doing so, you will know what to expect from our staff each week as we service your home.

Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Call us toll-free at 877-609-6753.

Your service includes household trash, yard waste, and recyclables. Please do not put trash in cardboard boxes or loose trash in trash containers. For the safety of our employees, please limit all containers and bags to no more than 50 pounds.

Pick Up Schedule

Please have your trash at the curbside no later than 7 am. We observe the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. When an observed holiday falls within the week, all collections following the holiday will be delayed to the next day. The garbage collection for all of Grand Blanc will now be on Wednesday. For more information, please view the 

2024Trash/Recycling/Compost Schedule

Special Pick-Ups

Large Items are handled through Customer Service. Please call us at least one day prior to your pickup day to arrange the removal of appliances, bulky items, furniture, and carpet in 4-foot lengths tied and bundled.

Missed Pick Ups

If you feel your stop was missed, please contact Customer Service. If it was an error on our part, we will schedule pickup no later than the following service day.

Recycling Procedures

Emterra appreciates your concern for the preservation of the environment. In response, we have developed a curbside recycling program to reduce the number of materials that enter landfills. Recyclables include:

  • Cardboard - flattened no larger than 2-foot by 2-foot cut and tied
  • Magazines, catalogs, newspapers, paper bags, telephone books
  • Plastic jugs and bottles marked with a Number 1 through Number 7
  • Metal - cans, pie tins, metal lids, aluminum trays, metal clothes hangers, and other small metal items are accepted
  • Glass bottles and jars are accepted

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission Recycling Education


The following items are not allowed in our vehicles. Please be sure they are not included in your weekly trash:

  • Liquid paint, pesticides, gasoline, oil
  • Gas cans, propane tanks
  • Cement, rocks, bricks
  • Tires
    • Scrap tires - one time per year, a container will be placed at a specific location for disposal of passenger tires (no wheels). Location and date to be announced by the township (minimum fee may apply).
  • Carbonated beverage containers
  • Syringes, infectious hospital waste
  • Liquid solvents and glue
  • Yard waste mixed with trash
  • Car batteries, automotive parts

Yard Waste Procedures

Michigan law requires that yard waste be disposed of at approved compost facilities rather than in landfills. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, garden debris, and small branches/shrubbery less than 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter (must be bundled and tied). Less than 50 pounds per bundle. Yard waste will be accepted in brown paper lawn and garden bags or loose in trash cans up to 30 gallons clearly marked with a large "X" and less than 50 pounds per container/bag.

We do not accept the following:

  • Straw or Hay
  • Apples
  • Logs, tree stumps
  • Dirt, rocks, sod
  • Compost in plastic bags

Compost Season begins the first full week in April and runs through the last full week in November.

Free Dumping Privileges

Township residents can dump from their personal vehicles one time per month, not to exceed the 1,000-pound limit per pass, for free at the Brent Run Landfill located at 8335 W Vienna Road in Montrose. Anything over 1,000 pounds will be charged the gate rate, which is $35 per ton. Residents must come to the Township Hall and show their ID to prove residency and a dump pass can be issued. Please visit the Brent Run Landfill website for operating hours.

Dumpster Rentals

Emterra Environmental USA has a wide variety of dumpster sizes for commercial use, industrial, or for your larger residential clean-ups or construction needs. Please call Customer Service for details or visit the Emterra website.