Due to the Extreme Heat over the upcoming week, the City of Westland has opened an emergency cooling center for residents. Cooling Center hours and location.

Westland City Hall, City Parks and the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center are open for our residents. Online services and the City drop boxes are still available for residents to use.  The two drop boxes located at City Hall for bill payments (no cash please) and document drop offs that will be checked daily.  The Senior Friendship Center will continue to be closed until further notice.  Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented challenging time and please stay healthy.



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General Trash

General trash would be normal day to day refuse from a home.  This does not include yard waste, large bulk items, or recyclables.  Please visit those web pages for more information on those items.  Trash of this type should be placed in your black City of Westland trash bin.

Where to Place your Trash Bin

All trash bins must be placed on the street side of any ditches or on the back of the curb.  Please provide at least 4 feet of space between your trash bin, recycle bin, or yard waste containers/bags.

Holiday Trash Collection

If your trash collection day falls on a holiday week, the trash collection will be delayed by 1 day, on or after the holiday, for that entire week.  The holidays that can impact trash collection are: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Need To Request Another Trash Bin

Additional trash bins are available for an annual fee. Visit the City of Westland Online Store to order additional bins or renew your current additional bins.

Trash Pick Up Schedule

Below is an interactive map of our new trash and recycling schedule.  You can locate your address by clicking the magnifying glass icon at the top of the map and typing in your address.

Missed Trash Pickup

Use the form below to report a missed trash pickup.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sanitation

    • What is the difference between the rubbish and recycling carts?

    • What if I am missing a bin?

    • Who should residents call for special pickup?

    • Where do I call if I have questions?

    • Can I put my regular garbage in the recycling bin?

    • What happens if the cart is broken?

    • Where should I place my carts for rubbish and recycling pickup?

    • How will I place the cart on the easement when there is a large amount of snow?

    • Will seniors be able to get these carts to the curb?

    • Will all of my recyclables/rubbish have to fit inside the cart?

    • Will I have to call for a special pickup on larger items that do not fit in the cart and will there be a fee associated?

    • I have another 96 gallon container that I bought at a store; can I use that container for household trash along with the container supplied by the City?

    • What about the businesses that currently use curbside collection?

    • Will my trash collection day change?

    • When will recycling be picked up?

    • What if all my trash does not fit into one bin on occasion?

    • Can I lease an extra cart?

    • How is Compost picked up if we are going with an automated truck with arms?