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
The City of Birmingham is a community participant in the South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA) as a way to advocate proper recycling and disposal of harmful waste. Harmful substances to humans, animals, and the environment have a detrimental impact if proper disposal is neglected.
Residents of Birmingham can drop off recycling, household hazardous waste, and electronics recycling at their location at 995 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48084 (between 14 Mile Road and Maple Road).
The following categories summarize acceptable household hazardous waste (HHW) items collected by SOCRRA:
- Automotive Products
- Cleaning Products
- Lawn and Garden Products
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs
- Adhesives and Paints
- Medical Supplies
Please note that unlabeled containers, radioactive materials, and explosives are prohibited at SOCRRA facilities. The information listed below indicates the location and hours of operation for the nearest SOCRRA disposal facility. For more information on house for recycling drop off and disposal of household hazardous waste, please visit the South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA) at www.socrra.org.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. Drop off at SOCRRA (995 Coolidge located between 14 Mile and Maple) Mon-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about hazardous waste and electronics, http://www.socrra.org/ or call 248-288-5150.