Get Your Utilities Connected
When you move into a home in Grand Rapids, you need to put the utilities in your name.
Click below for a step by step guide on setting up your water/sewer services for your home.
Sign-Up for New Water/Sewer Services
We will help you with all your trash, recycle and yard waste needs.
Here's a look at some of the Waste Services we provide:
Recycling - A free service with two cart sizes to choose from. The more you recycle the less you pay for service.
Trash - A pay per collection service. We offer three different cart sizes (option below). You only pay when you use the cart. Keep in mind a smaller cart will work if you recycle often. You will also want to keep a positive account balance - we do not service accounts with an outstanding balance.
- 32 gallon cart - great for a single person. $3.05 per use.
- 64 gallon cart - ideal for a small to medium size family. $5.10 per use.
- 96 gallon cart - works for a large family that may not recycle $7.15 per use.
Yard Waste - A pay per collection service with one cart size. This is a seasonal program that runs April through December
Request a Waste Service
Need to pay for your waste and water/sewer services? You can make a payment online through grpayit. We also have other payment options.
Pay for Water/Sewer Services
The Water Department sends you a bill every 3 months. This is the amount you owe for the past 3 months of use. You can pay your bill in full or monthly. Your payments have to be posted to your account by the due date or we will charge a 10% late fee.
Pay for Waste Services
Our Pay As You Throw refuse service lets you to pay for your trash collection in a way that works for you. You can choose to pay per week, per month, or for the entire year up front. Remember, your cart will not be emptied if you have a $0 balance in your account.
Payment Options, Fees, and Details
Electric and Gas
The City of Grand Rapids offers utility services, but they don't include electricity or natural gas. You can search online for local gas and electric providers. They'll help you get these services started for your home.
Change Your Address with the United States Postal Service
Submit a Change of Address Order to the U. S. Postal Service. You can get this form by clicking here or at your local post office.