The central locations for solid waste and recycling help keep the downtown streetscape free of clutter, unpleasant odors, unwanted pests, and debris. The goal is to move all compactors around the downtown area into enclosures in the coming years, and we look forward to starting on West Troy Street with The dot waste room.
A key fob (electronic key) will grant you access to The dot Waste Room where you can utilize the compactor. Key fobs are $10 each with a limit of 3 per business. Click here to register your business for access to The dot waste room.
If a key fob is lost, please call the Zero Waste Program Coordinator at 248-336-4160. During evenings and weekends, please call the non-emergency police line at 248-541-3650, and they can let you into the waste room temporarily. The cost of replacement is $25. Defective fobs will be replaced at no charge.
If the compactor is not working properly, or if the area needs maintenance, please contact the Zero Waste Program Coordinator at 248-336-4160 or report it using the SeeClickFix portal. If it is outside City Hall hours of operation (Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), please call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 248-541-3650.
The City does not provide a collection of large bulk items within the Central Business District. Bulk items can be disposed of at the SOCRRA Troy drop off location at 995 Coolidge, Troy, MI. Drop off hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the cost is $65 per ton, with $40 per minimum drop off.
Unable to drop off those bulk items? Contact the City's solid waste collection contractor Car Trucking at 586-791-8450 to receive a quote for pickup.
To learn more about The dot Waste area rules and expectations, and the details regarding proper trash and recycling practices, view The Central Business District Waste Management Service Guide.
Another way of disposing waste is by composting food scraps and other compostable materials through the City's Compost Pilot Program. We are actively looking for businesses that are interested in collecting and composting food waste. Visit the Compost Pilot Program page for additional information and registration links.
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