City of Troy

500 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Ph: 248.524.3300


Refuse Collection

Refuse Collection runs Monday through Thursday starting at 7am and running until complete. Refuse can be placed at the curb no earlier than 5pm on the previous day and no later than 7am on your collection day. We ask that containers be removed as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after pickup. 

Collection Route Map
Holiday Collection Delays
When a holiday occurs on a weekday (Monday - Thursday), collection for the holiday and remaining days of that week will be one day delayed. Holiday's observed:
  • New Year's Day (January 1st)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)

Refuse Preparation & Container Guidelines
When placing refuse out for collection please following these guidelines:

  • Refuse must be contained in bags and/or outdoor trash containers
  • Trash cans shall be between 10 to 35 gallon in size, have lids and handles, and not exceed 60 pounds.
  • Heavy duty, securley closed trash bags are also acceptable. Bags shall not exceed 32 gallons or weigh over 40 pounds.
  • 2 cubic yard or 15 trash bag limit per week.

The only exception to the 35 gallon container is Tringali's 95 gallon polycart. Carts are available for purchase from Tringali Sanitation. Call 248.585.9120 between 9:00am -  4:30pm for information.

No single piece of refuse (except for items approved under "Large Household Item Pickup") may weigh more than 60 pounds or exceed 3 feet in length or 3 feet in girth.

Garbage must be thoroughly drained and wrapped, placed inside a plastic bag, then placed inside a regulation sized trash can. The refuse collector is not allowed to reach into any container to dislodge the contents.

We ask that you follow these guidelines to avoid collection delays and mishaps. These guidelines are in place for the safety and welfare of the collection crew and residents, and to aid in the cleanliness of our neighborhoods.

Large Item Disposal & Bulk Pickup
Furniture and household appliances will be collected on your collection day except for excessive amounts due to moving, flooding or fire.  Limit 2 pieces per week and each item must weigh less than 250 lbs. Place item(s) out at the curb on your collection day before 7:00 am and allow 48 hours for removal. No appointment or phone call needed. 

Mattress: Consider recycling or donating. If disposal is the only option, simply place the mattress at the curb, bagging is not necessary.  

Refrigerator and freezer disposal:
Remove doors and set beside the appliance.

Carpet disposal: Cut carpet to 3 ft width, roll, tie/tape each section and place out at curb on your collection day. Each roll shall not to exceed 3 feet in width and 60 pounds in weight.

Glass, Mirror and sharps disposal: Care should be taken when disposing of broken glass or other sharp objects. Place broken pieces in a heavy box and securely wrap or tape shut to prevent puncture and possible injury to the refuse collector. Sharps should be placed in a heavy duty, puncture proof container and sealed tightly shut.

For an excessive amount of trash (over 2 cubic yards) call Tringali Sanitation at 248.585.9120 for a price quote. Any items weighing in excess of 250 pounds will not be collected.

Items Not Collected

  • Yard Waste in plastic bags or during winter months
  • Large branches over 2 inches in diameter - Requires chipping by private contractor.
  • Shrubs, sod, and tree stumps/trunk
  • Concrete, stone, tile and masonry
  • Construction or Remodling debris including but not limited to building, demolishing, altering or repairing of structures, roofing shingles, siding, paneling, plasterboard, ceiling tile, fencing, railroad ties, wooden decks, scrap lumber, garage doors, furnaces and boilers, oil tanks and drums.
  • Dirt and sand
  • Hazardous chemicals  
  • Hot ashes
  • Large motor vehicle parts, car batteries and tires
  • Liquid of any kind
  • Paint cans (unless empty with lids removed or contents air-hardened or mixed with kitty litter or sand)
  • Scrap Wood or Lumber

Pickup service for the above items (excluding hazardous chemicals) is available through the contractor upon request for a fee. Call Tringali Sanitation 248.585.9120 for details. Items may also be taken to SOCRRA for disposal, fees may apply.

Apartments and Condominium Collection
All regulations and restrictions apply.  Approved disposal material must be placed in plastic bags securely tied. No loose materials should be placed in dumpsters.