Lake Shannon Rubbish Removal Guidelines
WASTE MANAGEMENT'S Solid Waste Service Guidelines
HAZARDOUS WASTE MATERIAL - No material identified or designated as hazardous by local, state or federal definitions will be picked up. Hazardous materials are identified as, but not limited to: paint thinner, oil based paints, polyurethane, oil, gasoline, kerosene, propane/propane tanks, asbestos, car batteries etc… Please do not put these items in with your household trash. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW for our service provider to collect these items or to dispose of them in the Landfill.
LATEX PAINT - Latex paint cans must be dry. Remove lid and mix with kitty litter or sawdust if there is any paint in the can. Let this sit for a few days to dry. Leave next to waste containers.
CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS - Small amounts of construction debris will be picked-up, but it must be in your garbage can or in a bag. Weight limitation of 50 pounds. Large piles of construction debris must be scheduled for special pick up. There will be a fee assessed, please call customer service at Waste Management 800-796-9696.
CARPET & MATTRESSES - Cut carpet in 4’ x 2’ rolls and bundle, no more than 6 at a time. There will be an additional charge for carpeting if more than 6 bundles. Price is based on amount of carpeting to be picked up. Put carpet & mattresses out on regular trash day.
BOXES - Break down all large and extra large boxes. If you have an extremely large box, cut it down to a manageable size. DO NOT fill large boxes with trash.
WEIGHT LIMIT - Please keep weight limit of cans to 50 pounds. The weight limit on curb carts is 250 pounds.
LARGE ITEMS - We allow one large item free per month – please call to schedule pick up. Put large items out on your regular trash day.
ITEMS WITH FUEL - Please drain any oil/fuel from any item that you are putting out to be picked up. This will help prevent fires from happening inside the garbage truck.
REFRIGERATORS - Freon must be removed from refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners before we can pick them up. You must contact a heating and cooling company and, for a fee, they will come and remove the Freon and put a tag on your item. Please call and schedule for large item pick up.
YARD WASTE - Yard waste is picked up weekly from April to November. Michigan State Law defines Yard Waste as grass clippings, leaves, garden debris, shrubbery trimmings, brush or tree trimmings less than 2” in diameter and less than 4’ in length. Trimmings can be bundled and tied with twine. 50 lb weight limitation.
Place yard waste in a 30 gallon container clearly marked as “Yard Waste” or in brown Kraft paper yard waste bags. 50 lb weight limitation. No dirt, sand, rocks, stones, sod, or tree stumps.
Keep yard waste separate from rubbish.
RECYCLING - Recyclable items will be picked-up on a bi-weekly basis. Items should be clearly marked for recycling. In general, please try to put out clean items for recycling.
Recycling includes corrugated cardboard (boxes), magazines, office paper, newspapers, paperboard (cereal boxes), phone books, aluminum cans, steel cans, coat hangers, glass, and plastics marked 1 to 7.
Do not put out for pick-up food contaminated items (such as a cheese covered pizza box), automotive parts, plumbing parts, electronics, ceramics, pyrex, mirrors, crystal, light bulbs, batteries, or CRT’s (television or computer monitors).
HOLIDAYS - New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. No pick-up on these days. Pick-up will be on the following working day.
PICK-UP DELAYS - Periodically it is necessary to delay trash pick up due to inclement weather
or mechanical problems. Please call the office for updates before pulling your trash off of
Michigan Market Area
48797 Alpha Dr.
Wixom, MI 48393
(248) 596-3500 Phone
(248) 596-3595 Fax
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