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Garbage and Recycling Collection

Calendar Year 2024

Independence Day – Thursday, July 4
Thursday – No Collection Scheduled
Collection will be delayed one day Friday
Labor Day – Monday, September 2
Tuesday – No Collection Scheduled
Collection will be delayed one day Wednesday-Friday
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28
Thursday – No Collection Scheduled
Collection will be delayed one day Friday
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25
Wednesday – No Collection Scheduled
Collection will be delayed one day Thursday-Friday

Calendar Year 2025
New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1
Wednesday – No Collection Scheduled
Collection will be delayed one day Thursday-Friday

Please contact Waste Management for special pick up which includes construction materials at 1-800-796-9696.

Time and Place of Pickup
For Residential Services, please have your container out by 6 a.m. at your regular pickup location, such as the curb or alleyway, and please ensure that the container is outside any fences or gates. For alley service, please mark your street address in the alley or on your containers for identification by our drivers.


To prevent injury to our drivers, please ensure that all non-Waste Management containers are no larger than 32 gallons and weigh no more than 40 pounds when full. Do not use 55 gallon drums, paper sacks or boxes as trash containers. To reduce odors and prevent litter, please bag all trash items. If you have a separate container for recycling, please do not bag recyclables in plastic bags but place them loosely in the container. This will improve sorting of recyclables at the processing facility.
Curbside Cart Placement

As a best practice, we recommend that all carts be placed curbside on your designated service days before 6 a.m., as the pickup time for your service day may take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. For homes with both waste and recycling services, please allow approximately one to two feet of space between each cart. This ensures safe and easy service, while lowering the risk of damage to the carts.

Tip: Make sure there are no bicycles, toys or yard items at the curb on pick-up day. We are not responsible for the loss or damage of personal items. You are responsible for the maintenance and safe use of Waste Management containers. We strongly recommend that you periodically disinfect your container by rinsing it with one ounce of household bleach mixed with one gallon of water.


Please click here for the City of Farmington garbage pick-up schedule to see which day is yours.

Please click here for RRRASOC's recycling guidelines.

Effective Nov. 6, new garbage collection guidlines will be implemented:

In an effort to streamline operations, Waste Management will collect up to five bags or 32-gallon containers of garbage per household on your scheduled service day, starting Monday, Nov. 6. Bulk items will be limited to two per collection day. If you have additional items, you can call Waste Management at 866-797-9018.  

Click here for more information

Farmington Boasts One of the State's Highest Recycling Rates


The Farmington area’s recycling authority recently released its 2015 progress report and Farmington gets a gold star. Farmington achieved a 53.14 percent recycling rate for 2015, this is up from 50.8 percent in 2014.

According to Mike Csapo, General Manager of Resource Recovery & Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC), Farmington has one of the highest recycling rates in the state. Last year, Farmington was recognized by The Department of Environmental Quality and Governor’s Recycling Council for excellence in recycling at the Governor’s Recycling Summit.

The metrics report lists Farmington as having recycled 733.9 tons of materials in 2015, and composted 1,501.9 tons of yard waste.

Farmington offers its residence a wide variety of recycling options, providing convenience through curbside pick-up, drop off sites and collection events. To encourage more recycling, the city migrated their smaller box-size recycling bins to 64 gallon bins in 2012 and is now adding a curbside recycling service for clothing and accessories.

“Our recycling rate is likely to increase again this year due to the curbside clothing recycling program that the city is starting this March,” commented Farmington City Manager David M. Murphy.

In November, 2015, the Farmington City Council adopted a resolution to implement a curbside clothing recycling program that was presented by RRRASOC. The program is a free, residential curbside pickup service that will occur on the same day as weekly recycling collection. Additional information will be mailed to households in the next few weeks.

Murphy praises RRRASOC for its constant communication efforts with the community in regards to recycling and its initiative in investigating new programs.

RRRASOC’s user-friendly website is linked to the city of Farmington’s site. To learn more about Farmington and RRRASOC’s recycling efforts, visit and go to the City Services tab to find Recycling. For more information about recycling opportunities in Michigan or to see Michigan’s plan for increasing recycling, visit

City of Farmington 2023 Solid Waste and Recycling Dashboard Metrics