Recycling and Solid Waste

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The Department of Public Works needs your assistance in the curbside placement of your recycling and trash, especially during the winter months. Please place your trash and recycling containers at the foot of your driveway in line with the back of your mailbox, or clear a spot in the snow behind the curb. This will keep your containers out of the roadway and allow the the plow truck to clear the street without hitting the containers. Waste Management has indicated that the recycling truck will not have a problem reaching your container with the mechanical arm from these locations and that it will not impact their personnel for garbage collection.

Because your safety is important to us, please stay at least 200 feet behind snowplows, salt trucks and/or recycling vehicles in order to give drivers greater visibility. Remember that trucks make frequent stops and starts, and may need to back up. 

Solid Waste Collection

The City of Wixom contracts residential solid waste/yard waste/and recycling through Waste Management. There are certain rules and regulations that need to be followed when placing your waste curbside. The Department of Public Works (DPW) oversees the trash collection services for single-family residences. 
  • Yard waste curbside collection begins with the first trash collection in April and ends with the last curbside trash collection in November.
  • Garbage and recycling must be at the curb no later than 7:00am on collection days.

Rules for Single-Family Residence Refuse Collection (Click on link)

Current RRRASOC Monthly Newsletter (Click on link)


Garbage Collection Billing (Finance Department)

Residential customers receive once a year on their property tax bill a solid waste collection/curbside recycling collection charge. Commercial customers receive garbage collection and recycling collection independently. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at the Finance Department, Monday through Thursday, 7:15 AM to 5:30 PM at (248) 624-0885.

Report a Problem

To report a problem with your Recycling and Solid Waste services, please contact the Department of Public Works, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM at (248) 624-0141.

Household Hazardous Waste Day 

The City of Wixom DPW hosts a Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD) yearly for our residents. Click HERE for an event schedule and more information.  HHWD allows residents to bring chemicals, oil based paints and a variety of other toxic products for disposal at no charge! We now even include paper shredding. The City of Wixom is part of the RRRASOC community (RRRASOC), so though the City of Wixom DPW hosts a HHWD there are several others that you can attend at no charge! For details please contact the Department of Public Works, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 248-624-0141.