Trash Pick up
Trash pickup for all property owners is paid for by a voter approved property tax. The trash is picked up every Monday (unless that is a Holiday). You are allowed 5 bags per week. Please bag and tie all trash. Yard waste, paint, liquids and hazardous material are prohibited. You are also allowed to have 4 large items picked up each year if a sticker is on them. You can get the stickers (which are free) at the Township Hall. American Waste is our current Trash Pickup Contractor you can contact them for any pickup issues at 231-258-9030.
The Trash Pickup fund is maintained by a 5 year millage of 0.6 mills that was passed by the voters in August 2008 and is valid through the 2012-13 tax year. The Board reduced this millage to .3 mills for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 tax years because of the size of the fund reserve and the higher Taxable value caused by the ANR expansion which occurred in 2009. The Trash Pickup fund is used to pay a contractor (American Waste) to collect and dispose of residential trash. At the end of the current fiscal year the total Trash Pickup fund balance was $73,324. The balance of the Township’s Trash Pickup fund decreased by $ 10,999 during the fiscal year (2011).
NEW! At the July meeting of the board we again reduced the millage collection to 0.3 mills for 2012 tax year. At the Aug 7 primary election the Trash Millage for 2013-18 was passed at 0.5 mills. NEW!