Birmingham's trash brochure offers detailed information about trash guidelines. Trash is picked up in Birmingham on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Use the map below to determine your trash day. For questions concerning trash collection, call Car Trucking at 586.791.8480.
Bulky Item Pickup
Did you know we have year-round FREE Bulky Item Pickup! That’s right - simply place your large items at the curb on your trash pickup day. The city collects mattresses, furniture, appliances, doors, and carpeting (rolled no longer than 4' long and tied). We do not accept logs, stumps, or construction debris for bulky item pick up. Bulky item pickup does not include a contractor's materials (building or landscaping). This includes remodels, additions and new construction or new landscaping situations. There are exceptions to bulky pickup. If you have items that are extremely heavy (piano, cast iron tub, hot tub, play structures) or potentially dangerous (mirrors, glass, windows) you will need to contact Car Trucking at 586-791-8480 to arrange for a Special Pickup.
Have Your Trash Out Early
Attention early birds! Trash collection begins promptly at 7:00 a.m., so be sure to have your trash/recyclables/yard waste at the curb by 6:45 a.m. (You may place your rubbish at the curb 12 hours prior to your pickup. For example, if your trash day is Wednesday, you may place your rubbish at the curb no earlier than 7 pm on Tuesday evening). If you forget to put your trash out on time you will need to wait until the following week. Remember - material must be set out by 6:45 a.m. Routes change daily, so don't count on a regular pick-up time.
Refuse must be in approved containers: 20-32 gallon garbage cans, bushel baskets, or plastic bags at least 2 mils thick (trash only, no yard waste) . You may set out five containers per week of construction materials (i.e. lumber (less than 4' in length), tile, linoleum, etc. no concrete or brick). All refuse containers must be no heavier than 50 lbs.
When New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day occur on a weekday, collection for the remaining days of that week will be one day late. A good rule of thumb: When in doubt, put it out.
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Disposal
** Special Announcement from SOCRRA**
SOCRRA is converting its Material Recycling Facility (MRF) to be able to process mixed recycling. Construction started in the spring of 2017 and is currently underway. Due to the final phase of construction, SOCRRA must restrict access to the Recycling Dropoff Center, including the paper shredder and Styrofoam recycling . The last day of operation will be Saturday, October 7th, until further notice.
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Waste services will also be limited during this time. More information about temporary collections of these types of wastes will be shared on SOCRRA’s website and Facebook page as soon as available. SOCRRA apologizes for this temporary disruption in service. Closing the site is necessary to ensure the safety of residents and construction crews working on the recycling facility. The site will reopen sometime after the recycling facility
construction is complete.
What can residents do with materials during this temporary closure?
Many of the materials collected at the Recycling Dropoff Center are also accepted curbside, so residents are encouraged to recycle as much as they can in their curbside recycling cart. For information about what you can recycle curbside, please click here.
For materials not accepted curbside such as scrap metal, Styrofoam, plastic bags, hardcover books, clothing, plastic bottle caps, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassettes, and floppy disks, residents are encouraged to hold on to materials until the site reopens.
There are alternative options for some materials. For plastic bags, check your local grocery store for plastic bag and film recycling containers (we spotted collection barrels near the bottle return departments at several area grocery stores). For Styrofoam, visit this website for additional dropoff locations in the Metro Detroit area. For household hazardous waste and electronics, special collection events will be conducted during this time. Please visit SOCRRA’s website and follow on Facebook for updates and details once available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this exciting but busy time. These temporary disruptions will lead to longterm improvements to provide topnotch services. Stay up to date via our
website, Facebook page and our monthly newsletter to learn about exciting recycling news at SOCRRA!
For more information, go to www.socrra.org.