Free Dumping for Detroiters

Residential waste disposal options

Dumping and Waste drop-off locations for Detroiters

Department of Public Works drop-off locations

  • Southfield Yard – bulk & yard waste

    12255 Southfield
    Open Monday – Saturday
    April 1 – October 31, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    November 1 – Mar 31, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Davison Yard – bulk & yard waste

    8221 W. Davison
    Open Monday – Saturday
    Summer hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Winter hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • J. Fons Yard – bulk & yard waste

    6451 E. McNichols
    Open Monday – Saturday
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: Free for Detroit residents!
Bring: Identification (driver's license, state ID or Detroit ID)
Accepts: Up to 1,000 lbs of yard waste/bulk waste and 4 tires per household per day
Does NOT accept: Household garbage, remodeling or construction debris, car or truck parts, hazardous waste
No commercial vehicles allowed

Other Locations

  • J. Fons Transfer Station – Household garbage, bulk & yard waste, construction and remodeling debris

    Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Cost: $50 for first 1,000 lbs; $35 for each additional 1,000 lbs.
    Does NOT accept: Tires, paints, liquid or hazardous waste

  • Household Hazardous Waste Receiving Facility
    Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Every 4th Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Accepts: TVs, pharmaceuticals, motor oil, paint, batteries, fluorescent light bulks, pesticides, etc.
    Does NOT accept: Household garbage, bulk or yard waste
  • Recycle Here – Recyclable materials
    Monday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Does NOT accept: Non-recyclable household garbage, bulk, yard or hazardous waste

Cost: Free for Detroit residents! (excluding J. Fons)
Bring: Identification (driver's license, state ID or Detroit ID)

dumping locations

Residential Pickup Services

Bins should be placed at the curb of home by 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection and no earlier than 6 p.m. the day before. Do NOT place in vacant lots or alleyways! You can text street address to 313-800-7905 to sign up for weekly trash, yard waste, bulk waste, and recycling reminders!

Solid Waste

  • Year-service
  • Weekly pickup

Bulk Waste

  • Up to 2 cubic yards of items such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, carpeting, clothes, etc.

  • Year-round service

  • Biweekly pickup on day of trash pickup

  • Does NOT include construction and demo debris, tires, car parts or hazardous waste

Yard Waste

  • Leaves, grass, clippings, twigs, and tree branches less than 2 inches in diameter

  • Service provided April through December

  • Biweekly pickup on day of trash pickup

  • All yard waste must be placed in paper yard waste bags

  • Tree branches must be cut to 4 ft. and tied in bundles weighing less than 100lbs

Opt-In Recycling

  • Paper, plastic, metals, glass, cardboard)

  • Year-round service

  • Biweekly pickup on day of trash pickup

  • Contact Green Living Science or Zero Waste Detroit to get a free recycling cart and to opt-in

  • Or contact hauler to opt-in

Service Providers

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If you need to have waste picked up outside of your scheduled time, or you missed your pickup day and need to make a drop-off, contact your service provider.

  • Advanced Disposal
  • GFL Environmental
  • DPW Solid Waste Division
    Don't know your provider or can't go to the drop off site? The City can pickup bulk or construction waste for $40 per cubic yard. Payment can be made by credit card, cashier’s check, or money order. Pickup will occur within 24 hours of receipt of payment.

Support a Cleaner Detroit

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Report illegal dumping with the Improve Detroit app or call the BSEED Environmental Control at 313-876-0426.

Failing to comply with waste disposal rules and/or illegal dumping can result in fines ranging from $100 to $10,000, vehicle confiscation, and a criminal warrant issued for littering.