Superior Township, Michigan

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Solid Waste




    Republic Calendar 2017
    Republic Pickup Days Map

Superior Charter Township has a contract with Republic Services for weekly curbside residential solid waste including recycling. This contract was negotiated by the Township to assure the best possible service for the least  cost to our residents. Residents who live in apartment complexes or manufacture home communities have solid waste service through their landlords/rental companies.

The current cost is $52.29 per quarter billed quarterly directly to the homeowner. The homeowner signs a contract with Republic for this service (1-800-878-4626 toll free).  The cost includes one 95-gallon curb cart for the containment of waste, which will be picked up every week in either a 95 or 65-gallon curb cart for recycled waste. The recycle carts and yard waste will be picked-up every other week (see below for schedule).  In addition, you may use normal plastic secured garbage bags for household waste. Yard waste must be placed inbiodegradable brown paper Kraft bags (available at most hardware stores or nurseries) or loose in trash cans with handles. Cans must be clearly marked COMPOST. Small limbs or brush can be securely tied in bundles that do not exceed 4 feet in length or 30 pounds in weight. There is no limit on the amount of bags you put out each week. The contract is a sole and exclusive franchise and Republic is the only contractor allowed in the Township for residential service.

Collection Frequency  Once a week for household waste. Recyclables will be picked up every other week

  • Monday pickup for area south of Cherry Hill Road, west of Harris Road and MacArthur Blvd.
  • Tuesday pickup for area south of Cherry Hill Road, east of Harris Road (Includes all of Harris Road and Cavalo Farm) and east of MacArthur Boulevard
  • Wednesday pickup for are north of Cherry Hill road (includes all of Cherry Hill Road)

  • Please click on PICKUP DAY MAP

Collection Location At curb or roadside

Collection Time Will vary but should be ready for collection by 7:00 a.m. to avoid having to store the trash until the next service day.

Items We Pick Up With The Trash

Cans or bags not heavier than 50 pounds. If you use bags, be sure they are strong enough to handle the weight you are putting in them.

Please package glass carefully. Double or triple bag and label to avoid injury or shattering.

White goods (large household appliances), broken furniture, carpeting by the room, water heaters, and TV sets will be picked up if you call 1-800-878-4626 in advance and make arrangements with Republic. Our trained Customer Service Representatives can inform you of any extraordinary handling requirements.

Republic will pick up refrigeration equipment (freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers) as well as other white goods.

Holiday Schedules Collection service during holiday weeks will be delayed one day after the holiday. We observe New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day holidays.

Items We Do Not Pick Up

  • Car parts or tires
  • Untied brush or branches
  • Construction materials
  • Furnaces, remodeling items, sod, rock, brick, dirt, cement, iron, and steel.

Hazardous Waste

  • Poisons
  • Paint Solvents
  • Paint (liquid)
  • Fuel
  • Oil
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Dead Animals

COLLECTION TIP If animals invite themselves to dinner in your trash, sprinkle a few drops of ammonia in or around the bags or cans. It will not harm the animals and will keep you from having to clean up an unpleasant mess.

BILLING PROCEDURES Residential collection service is billed on a quarterly basis in advance of service. Invoices are due within 10 days of receipt. To avoid service interruption, please be sure to send your payment (along with the invoice stub) promptly.

RECYCLE PROGRAM, recycle waste and yard waste is picked up every other week.

To view further information and the schedule for recycle and yard waste pickup, please click on Republic Services Schedule 2017.

Listed below are the types of material included in your program:

Newspapers and Magazines

  • Newspapers, Office Paper, Junk Mail and Phone Books
  • Cardboard & Paperboard (no wax coated items)
  • Place fllat in a brown paper grocery bag only.

Mixed Paper

  • White paper, colored paper and stationery
  • Computer paper, notebook paper and office paper
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Advertising flyers glossy and non-glossy - Place in separate brown paper bag & put inside or under recycle bin.
  • Phone Books

Plastic Bags

  • Grocery bags
  • Retail bags

Glass Bottles & Jars

  • (Food and Beverage Containers Only)
  • -Clear Glass Only
  • -Rinse out; remove lids, labels are OK.
  • -NO pyrex, window glass, ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors or broken glass. 

Metal Cans

  • Metal food and beverage containers
  • -Lids from glass bottles and jars
  • -Metal pots and pans
  • -Rinse clean, labels are OK
  • -Flatten if possible

Plastics PET #1 and HDPE #2

-Household plastics (including plastic bags) with a #1-#7 placed within the recycling arrows (no styrofoam)

-Rinse well, remove caps, labels are ok

-NO motor oil containers       


Compost (yard waste) service is available only from the first full week in April through your last yard waste pickup week as indicated on Republic Calendar 2017  and is picked up with your every other week recycling. Yard waste placed at the curb after your last Republic  pickup day will NOT be picked up by Republic. It becomes the homeowner's responsibility to arrange for yard waste pickup after Republic ends your yard waste pickup. Michigan law prohibits yard waste material (grass clippings, leaves and brush or tree limbs less than 3 in diameter) from being deposited in landfills. Compost material must be placed in biodegradable brown paper Kraft bags (available at most hardware stores or nurseries) or loose in trash cans with handles. Cans must be clearly marked COMPOST. Small limbs or brush can be securely tied in bundles that do not exceed 4 feet in length or 30 pounds in weight. Under no circumstances can Repubic pick up yard waste material in plastic bags. Due to their size, Christmas trees are not considered to be compost and will be picked up as trash after the holidays.

TAGGED BAG SERVICE For customers with low volumes of trash Republic Services offers a tagged bag service. Packets of 10 tags can be purchased at the Township Office for $21.50. One tag per bag (or can) to be picked up. Solid wast tags are yellow; recycle tags are green. If  you are signed up for the bag-tag service,  you may use the recycle service, Yard waste bags will be picked-up if they have a green tag.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES - Republic offers temporary clean-up and/or construction containers in 10, 20, 30 & 40 cubic yard sizes and permanent commercial dumpsters in 2, 4, 6 & 8 cubic yard sizes. Call and ask for a Sales Representative for more information.