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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 it is a holiday, then trash pick up will be Tuesday).  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 0.5 mills that was passed by the voters in August 2012 and is valid through the 2017 tax year.  The Board reduced this millage to .3 mills for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 tax years and .4 mills for 2013, 2014 and 2015 because this was adequate to maintain the fund reserves. The Trash Pickup fund is used to pay a contractor (American Waste) to collect and dispose of residential trash.  At the end of the 2015/2016 fiscal year the total Trash Pickup fund balance was $41,479.  The balance of the Township’s Trash Pickup fund decreased by $4,637 during the fiscal year.

At the July 2016 Board meeting we signed a three year contract with American Waste for 2017 through 2019 at the rate of $45,720, $47,100 and $48,540 respectively.

This page last updated on 3/4/2017.

Blue Lake Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan | 10599 Twin Lake Road NE| Mancelona, MI 49659 | (231) 587-8354