CURBSIDE PICK-UP AND RECYCLING

RECYCLING / CLEAN-UP SCHEDULE

BULK TRASH PICK-UP

  • Spring: Week of April 12, 2021 – Items can be put out the Saturday / Sunday before

  • Fall: Week of October 11, 2021 – Items can be put out the Saturday / Sunday before

Cooper Charter Township has a spring & fall curbside pick-up. Dates will be posted here and on our Township Event Calendar. Pickup should be completed in one week. Any item not picked up must be removed and stored out of sight by the Monday following pick up week.

Spring & Fall Pickup Rules –

Unwanted objects may be placed at the curb. The following are a few very simple rules:

ACCEPTABLE:

  • Clear Bags!  No black bags will be picked up.
  • Larger items such as: Furniture, toys, bicycles, appliances*, home fixtures and any other items as long as they are considered non-hazardous.
  • Mattresses, if they have bedbugs, have to be wrapped in plastic and labeled.
  • Small amounts of building materials—door, window cabinet—must be cut down to fit into the truck and be lifted by one person! NO DEMOLITION/REMODEL STYLE LARGE VOLUMES.
  • Tires (tires may be accepted if they are cut up in plat pieces—like a bagel).
  • PICK UP VOLUME IS LIMITED TO 3 CUBIC YARDS PER RESIDENCE (EQUAL TO A PICK-UP TRUCK BED)
  • REPUBLIC EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO UNLOAD VEHICLES OR TRAILERS. 

UNCACCEPTABLE:

  • Black bags!  Only clear bags will be picked up!
  • No bags of kitchen refuse.
  • Large plastic drums, concrete, large pieces of metal, yard waste, liquid waste, hazardous waste
  • Whole tires and tires on rims
  • Non-latex paints and varnishes, motor oil, solvents, any batteries
  • Regulated medical waste
  • Large car parts such as: engine blocks, bodies, oversize hoods & doors
  • Building demolition: while they will take very small amounts of building material (see above), they will not be able to remove  large volumes such as: Garage, Room or House demolition/remodel….. a construction style dumpster would be your best option in this instance.
  • Appliances that contain Freon, such as: Refrigerators & Air Conditioners.  *These items can be accepted if the Freon has been removed and the appliance is “tagged” by a licensed facility that the Freon has been removed.
  • NO GRASS, LEAVES, BRUSH OR BRANCHES!

Any item not picked up must be removed and stored out of sight by Monday following pickup week. Violators will be prosecuted. Containers will not be returned.  Any questions or problems with this service, please call the township hall at 269-382-0223 or email.

Curbside Recycling

The Township has contracted with Republic Services to provide every other week single stream curbside recycling. 96 gallon carts will be distributed.  Please put your Recycling Herbie out on your curbside THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED PICK-UP.  Any problems you have with their service, please call Republic at 1-888-249-5112

  • Tuesday Service Area – All homes on the north side of D Ave to Baseline. Both sides of D Ave from Westnedge to Sprinkle. Riverview north of E Ave. Also all homes off of Springbrook and E Ave east of Riverview.
  • Wednesday Service Area – All homes on E Ave and Springbrook west of Riverview. All homes on Riverview south of E Ave on both sides. All remaining homes between 24th and the Kalamazoo River north of G Ave.
  • Thursday Service Area – All homes on the south side of D from 12th to Westnedge. All remaining homes between 12th St. to both sides of Westnedge.

Styrofoam Recycling

Drop Off Location: 1590 West D Ave., Old Recycling Center

Styrofoam must be clean

Drop Off Dates: will be as follows:

  • Jan 9, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Mar 27, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Jun 26, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Sept 25, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grass, Leaves and Brush Disposal

State law bans yard waste from being placed in landfills.

Private Pickup: Waste haulers offer weekly pickup of yard waste:

Drop Off Sites: Best Way Waste & Recycling Transfer Station – 388-3346 – off Miller Road.

Household Hazardous Waste Program

Please contact Kalamazoo County Program at 269-373-5211 for information about materials accepted and hours.

Please contact the Township office at 269-382-0223 with any recycling questions.