Garbage Pickup Regulations


August 30, 2013 by Danielle Varda

do not put with garbageGarbage Pick Up Regulations

Refuse: General household waste materials that are not associated with food preparation including cans, bottles, and papers.

Garbage: All waste from food used or intended for food for human consumption.

Yard Waste: Grass clippings, sod, leaves, weeds, garden hedge, branches


Construction Material: Materials generated from construction projects; i.e. flooring tile, carpet, drywall, wood, cement, etc.

Extra Yardage: Excess garbage that exceeds the limit for your designated pick up.

The owner or occupant of a residential unit is to place accumulated garbage in plastic garbage bags and put inside your designated container; dumpster, kart, or your own cans.

Depending on which area you live, garbage is to be placed at the end of your driveway (near your mailbox), in the alley, or on the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. Please be aware of seasonal placement changes. Personal garbage cans are not to be broken. Each bag is not to weigh more than 30 lbs. when filled. Each 30 gallon garbage container is not to weigh more than 50 lbs. Residential customers have a limit of 100 gallons of refuse per pick up. Dumpsters shall not exceed the yardage for the size of their container. Any refuse that exceeds the limit for a designated pick up will be billed to the customer as “extra yardage” at a per yard rate. Cardboard boxes are to be broken down, flattened and not to exceed 24” x 24”.

Items accepted for pick up:

-Refuse & Garbage

Items not accepted for pick up:

-Yard waste, construction material, tires, hazardous waste, mattresses, furniture, large appliances

Cardboard & Other Recyclable Materials:

Dickinson County Residents can bring items for recycling to our location on Baler Drive (behind the Tri-City Cinema) in Quinnesec, MI. Materials accepted here are plastic, cardboard, paper, tin, aluminum & metal. Reduce your volume of trash by recycling and preserving our environment!



  1. Shane Payant says:

    Looking for garbage and recycles pick up at 6613 Maplewood ln Sobieski wi 54171… looking for a quote on both

  2. "CJ" Lucinda Canzano says:

    Hi Guys I’m so new I don’t have my acct number so I can log in. Can u email it to me?

    Thank you,
    Little Lake MI 49833

    • Debbie says:

      Hi CJ. Have you received a response from GAD on this? If not, please call the office. I could not locate an email address on file. Any customer service representative will be able to assist you.

  3. Rick gill says:

    Would you come to whitelaw for pick up for a restaurant

  4. Mary says:

    When I called they kept asking how big of a dumpster and when I wanted it picked up. Kept giving me a quote for a one time pickup! Do you not do monthly pickups for residential areas?

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