Waste Services

Residential Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Service

Republic Services, Inc. provides residential trash, recycling (every other week) and yard waste (April-December) removal within the City of Grand Haven. Please visit Republic Services at www.republicservices.com or call 877-698-7274 to set up your service, report a missed pick-up, and answer frequently asked questions. Customers who travel away from home may call Republic Services prior to leaving to have their account placed on “vacation hold.” You will not receive an invoice for the time you indicate to them you will be away.

Bag Service Customer – Bags are available for sale at the Treasurer’s Office of City Hall for residential trash “bag service” customers.

Recycling Collection – Recycling services have been converted to an every other week 95-gallon carted program. Your recycling collection day will be the same day as your trash collection day. Please check the Recycling Collection Calendar or the Republic Services Website for pick-up dates. Also see the flyer on What can be Recycled?. Carts are also available to city residents as alternative drop-off sites for HOA/condo associations at the DPW yard at 1120 Jackson and at 555 Columbus in the city parking lot.

Large or Extra Items – Bulky items may be placed at the curb for pick-up with your regular trash each week. Major appliances and furniture will be picked up on the last Friday of each month. Please call Republic Services in advance to schedule a pick-up.

Yard Waste Service – Republic Services provides curbside yard waste collection services April 1 to December 31. Paper yard waste bags or a container marked “yard waste” may be used.

Drop off dates are only for residents of the City of Grand Haven who are Republic Services Customers. No staff will be present to assist in your drop-off.  However, these sites will be under video surveillance.  Any dumping other than qualifying yard waste is strictly prohibited.

Important things to remember: Plastic bags and containers used to transport yard waste may not be left at the drop-offsite, 2-ply paper bags are acceptable and may be deposited directly into the collection vehicle. Brush must be tied in bundles not more than 4 feet in length. No individual branch more than 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Please separate brush from other yard waste materials. Republic Services will only accept biological decomposing materials, including leaves, grass clippings, vegetable or other garden debris, shrubbery, brush or tree trimmings. Yard clippings do not include stumps, agricultural waste, animal waste, roots, base of shrubs, sewage sludge, or garbage. Please use biodegradable twine for bundling limbs less than four feet in length and/or biodegradable bags. Additionally, please be sure to load the container evenly; do not pile all yard waste to one end of the container.

Please Do Not Deposit Leaves or Other Debris in Street
Section 17-3 of the City Code prohibits the accumulation, deposit or disposal of leaves, yard waste or other materials in the public right-of-way, including the street right-of-way, alleys and sidewalks. Leaves, yard waste or other prohibited materials left in the public right-of-way may be collected and removed by the City with the cost of such collection billed to the adjacent property owner, plus a fine. The City will charge for actual time and material needed to remove prohibited deposits.

Household Hazardous Waste
The Ottawa County Health Department has a Resource Recovery Service Center for the collection of household hazardous waste. For more information, call 616-393-5645 or visit www.miottawa.org.

Metal Recycling
First Christian Reformed Church (located at 516 S. Ferry) operates a Metal Recycle Ministry. The church collects all types of metal (except televisions and computer monitors). If you have such items, call 616-842-6370 to schedule a pick up, or you can drop off…free! Visit www.firstchurchgrandhaven.com for more information.

Disposing of Unused Medicine
Scientists have found medicines in surface, ground and marine waters, as well as soils and sediments. Even very low levels of medicines enter the environment and affect human health. Medicines should never be flushed or rinsed down the drain or placed into landfills. Use the disposal vault in the lobby at Grand Haven Public Safety.