The Department of Public Service at (734) 728-1770
What will be the difference between the rubbish and recycling carts?
The trash containers will be black, and the recycling carts will remain blue.
Can a resident put rubbish in their recycling cart?
Where should I place my carts for rubbish and recycling pickup?
Please place the carts on your easement, behind the curb for pickup. Do not put them in the street. Make sure they are not blocked by parked cars, fire hydrants, trees, or utility poles.
How will I place the cart on the easement when there is a large amount of snow?
A spot will need to be cleared for placement. Do not pace the cart in the street, as it will interfere with snow plowing.
Will seniors be able to get these carts to the curb?
The carts have wheels for easy movement. However, 64 gallon containers are being offered to those who might have more difficulty maneuvering them.
Will all of my recyclables/rubbish have to fit inside the cart?
Rubbish will need to be placed in plastic garbage bags and then into the cart for pickup. Do not overload the cart. If the lid cannot close, it is too full.
All materials to be recycled must be placed inside the cart, even materials that previously had to be placed outside the bins, such as cardboard. All materials to be recycled must fit inside the cart, or they will not be picked up for recycling.
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?
Yes, residents will be required to call or connect online for a special pickup of larger items. As of July 2018, this is a free service for up to 8 extra bags of trash and/or 3 bulk items per week.
When the City starts automated trash collection, how do I get rid of my compostable material?
The collection of compostable material will remain the same as it has always been in the City of Westland.
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?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to use any other container for placement of household trash other than City provided containers, should you need more space than the 96 gallon container provided by the City, it is suggested:
That you contact the City of Westland Department of Public Service at (734) 728-1770 and request another recyclable container for no additional cost.
That you contact the City of Westland Department of Public Service at (734) 728-1770 and request another additional trash container at an additional cost of $60.00 per year (additional cost attributed to landfill costs).
What about the businesses that currently use curbside collection?
The City will be providing a 96 gallon container for collection of your trash as well.
How should I get rid of items that will not fit in the City provided bins, such as furniture and carpeting?
Collection of items that are too large to fit in the containers will continue as it has been in the past, the resident is required to call the City of Westland, Department of Public Service at (734) 728-1770, or use the online form available on the website. The request must be placed at least 48 hours ahead of the next collection day to insure pickup.
Will my trash collection day change?
Over the years, our All American City has grown. It has become necessary for the City to change some resident’s collection day to guarantee that collection stays on schedule. Use our interactive collection map to find your address and collection day.
When will recycling be picked up?
If your collection day has not been changed, your recycling pickup will also not be changed. Should your collection day be changed, you will receive a two weeks advanced notice, with your new collection day enclosed.
What if all my trash does not fit into one bin on occasion?
You can request a special pick up through our website, calling the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770 or by coming to the Westland City Hall. If you have any other questions regarding special pick up, you can contact the Department of Public Service at 734-728-1770.
Can I lease an extra cart?
Yes, you can contact the City of Westland, Department of Public Service through ouronline store, or by coming into the Westland City Hall to request another trash container at an additional cost of $60.00 per year for the large 96 gal. trash bin or $45.00 per year for the smaller 64 gal. trash bin. If you have any question regarding the purchase of an extra trash bin you can contact the Department of Public service at 734-728-1770.
What happens if the cart is broken?
Report the damage to the Department of Public Service by using our online service request system or by calling the department at (734) 728-1770. We will then assess the situation and determine fault.