RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION PROCEDURES
SUPERIOR CHARTER TOWNSHIPRepublic 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
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
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 waste and yard waste is picked up every other
To view further information and the schedule for recycle and yard
waste pickup, please click on Republic Services Schedule
Listed below are the types of material included in your program:
Newspapers and Magazines
Glass Bottles & Jars
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
YARD WASTE PROGRAM
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
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.
PLEASE CALL 1-800-878-4626 (Toll Free) TO REACH REPUBLIC CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED HERE.