Request Trash or Recycling Services

Do you need someone to take care of your trash or recycling needs? You can sign up for trash and recycling services through the options listed here.

 

Online Form

Gather your information

Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • The address you want the service for
  • Your move in date (or the date you want to start service)
  • Your previous City address with refuse service (if any)
  • Check if there are any recycling or refuse carts at your new address (optional)

Decide which services you want

Recycling - A free service with two cart sizes to choose from. The more you recycle the less you pay 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'll also want to keep a positive account balance - we don't service accounts with a balance below $0.

  • 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

Request your service online

Keep in mind this is a pay ahead service. You'll need to prepay to start trash and/or yard waste services. We'll contact you after we set up your service to arrange payment.

Complete the form in English here

Completar el formulario en español aquí

We'll review your request

We'll set up the new account and follow up with you on the account information within 5 business days. We may contact you if our records show a cart already at the address you would like service.

Starting service

  • If you need a cart - Our normal delivery schedule is to deliver the cart on the next service day. Once you have the cart and a positive balance in the account you are ready to use our service.
  • If you have a cart - You may start using the service on the next service day

Paper Form

Gather your information

Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • The address you want the service for
  • Your move in date (or the date you want to start service)
  • Your previous City address with refuse service (if any)
  • Check if there are any recycling or refuse carts at your new address (optional)

Decide which services you want

Recycling - A free service with two cart sizes to choose from. The more you recycle the less you pay 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'll also want to keep a positive account balance - we don't service accounts with a balance below $0.

  • 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

Complete the form

Keep in mind this is a pay ahead service. You'll need to prepay to start trash and/or yard waste service. Download and print or scan the form to submit.

Download the English version here

Descargar la version en española aquí

Return completed form with payment

Mail or drop off the form to the address listed in the Contact Us section to the right. Check or money orders should be payable to the Grand Rapids City Treasurer.

We'll review your request

We'll set up the new account and follow up with you on the account information within 5 business days of receiving the form. We may contact you if our records show a cart already at the address you would like service.

Starting service

  • If you need a cart - Our normal delivery schedule is the service day after you make a deposit to the account. Once you have the cart and a positive balance in the account you are ready to use our service.
  • If you have a cart - You may start using the service on the next service day

Phone

Gather your information

Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • The address you want the service for
  • Your move in date (or the date you want to start service)
  • Your previous City address with refuse service (if any)
  • Check if there are any recycling or refuse carts at your new address (optional)

Decide which services you want

Recycling - A free service with two cart sizes to choose from. The more you recycle the less you pay 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'll also want to keep a positive account balance - we don't service accounts with a balance below $0.

  • 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 

Give us a call

Call us at the phone number listed in the Contact Us section.

Keep in mind this is a pay ahead service. You will need to prepay to start trash and/or yard waste service after your phone call. The customer service representative will provide you with payment options.

Starting service

  • If you need a cart - Our normal delivery schedule is to deliver the cart the next service day. Once you have the cart and a positive balance in the account you are ready to use our service.
  • If you have a cart - You may start using the service on the next service day

In Person

Gather your information

Here's what you'll need to get started:

  • The address you want the service for
  • Your move in date (or the date you want to start service)
  • Your previous City address with refuse service (if any)
  • Check if there are any recycling or refuse carts at your new address (optional)

Decide which services you want

Recycling - A free service with two cart sizes to choose from. The more you recycle the less you pay 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'll also want to keep a positive account balance - we don't service accounts with a balance below $0.

  • 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

Come to our office to start service

Stop in to our office at the address listed in the Contact Us section. 

Keep in mind this is a pay ahead service. You'll need to prepay to start trash and/or yard waste service.

We accept cash, check or money order or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) for payment. Check or money orders should be payable to the Grand Rapids City Treasurer.

Starting service

  • If you need a cart - Our normal delivery schedule is to deliver the cart on the next service day. Once you have the cart and a positive balance in the account you are ready to use our service.
  • If you have a cart - You may start using the service on the next service day