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adoptaboxThe City of Wixom Department of Public Works (DPW) offers the use of a 9-cubic yard box container to assist Wixom residents in disposing of large quantities of compostable yard waste. Effective July 1, 2015, the fee increased to $50 per drop. The cost of the increase will help offset the cost of labor, equipment and fuel. Yard waste disposal is free. Please contact the DPW for reservation and payment arrange-ments. 


Under the Adopt-A-Box Program, City staff will locate one of four container boxes on the requesting resident’s property. Yard waste is then placed in the container by the resident for eventual pick-up and disposal by the DPW. 
The DPW starts scheduling the Adopt-A-Box weekends as early as February. This is on a first-come-first-serve basis and runs from April through October. The box is available by special request depending upon weather and availability after November.
There are a few rules that accompany this program:

  • Only discard yard waste (grass clippings, brush, limbs, tree trunks, etc.)
  • DO NOT overfill the box container. All waste must be contained within the parameters of the box container.
  • Place your waste neatly inside the container. This will prevent debris from falling out of the container.
  • We will only leave the container parked in your driveway. The container cannot be dropped off in your yard unless by special request with the property owner accepting responsibilty for damage to their lawn. 

Please note that the City reserves the right to unload the container onto your property should you place non-compost items in the box container or overload it. 
It is a great program and certainly assists all residents that utilize it. Feel free to gather a group of your neighbors and schedule the truck for a neighborhood clean-up. Scheduling the Adopt-A-Box can be done by calling the DPW at (248) 624-0141 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.