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Trash Collection Services

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Waste Management is resuming bulk item collection this week. Due to anticipated heavy volumes during the week, some bulk stops may not be picked up on the regular service day. Waste Management crews will work to recover the material as quickly thereafter as possible based on crew availability. Also an early reminder that trash will be delayed by one day during the week that includes Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. 

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The City of Novi has been able to work it out with Waste Management to start picking up yard waste in the City. If you have yard waste, it is highly recommended you put it at the curb earlier than normal. Please note, however, that going forward your yard waste may not be picked up on your regular service day as they are working with limited crews. They will get to it at some point, just be patient.

Yard Waste & Bulk Item Pickup

Waste Management has significantly reduced its "field" work force and is focusing on the performance of essential services during this unprecedented crisis. As a result they will be temporarily suspending the following non-essential services:

  • Bulk Collection: furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.
  • Spring & bulk clean-ups
  • Yard Waste Collection: begins April 14

Simple Recycling has also suspended clothing collection operations in the state. They are taking this action because the downstream retailers to which they deliver clothing are not open.

Your regular trash & recycling service will continue as scheduled and these other services will be restarted once the work force returns to pre-pandemic levels. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to keep everyone safe.


Waste Management

Missed Pick Up or Problems

Contact Waste Management at 866-797-9018. Waste Management will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Holiday Schedule

If one of the following holidays falls during the week ON OR BEFORE your collection day in a given week, your collection will be one day behind. Holidays observed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Garbage Truck


The City of Novi contracts with Waste Management of Michigan Inc. to be the sole provider of trash, recycling, yard waste and bulk item collection. Residents receive weekly curbside pickup of garbage, recycling and bulk-items, and from the first full week of April to the last full week of November, curbside pickup of yard waste also is collected. The cost for these services is collected as a fee on the summer and winter tax bills.

If you have any questions about your service, please call the Waste Management Customer Experience Center at 866-797-9018.

General Rules

Here are some general rules to follow for trash and recycling pickups for Novi’s solid waste program. If you have any questions, please contact Waste Management at 866-797-9018. To ensure your trash and recycling is picked up, please:

  • Cart PlacementPlace your garbage and recycling in the appropriate carts by 7:00am on your collection day. Carts should be removed by the evening of your collection day.
  • Each cart should have 3 feet between it and any other item.
  • Do not overfill carts. If you have additional garbage, please place it in another container that is no larger than 35 gallons. If you need additional carts, contact Waste Management.
  • Do not put hot ashes, charcoal or hazardous materials such as paint, chemicals, liquids, car batteries, etc. in your garbage or recycling cart.

Waste Less. Recycle More

Visit the Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) website at for additional curbside recycling information and community recycling events.