Downtown Waste Management

The central locations for solid waste and recycling helps keeps 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, as they can let you into the waste room temporarily. The cost of replacement is $25. Defective fobs will be replaced at no charge.

More Information

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 app. If it is after hours (Thursday 5pm- Monday 6am) please call the Police Department’s non-emergency line 248-541-3650.

Bulk Items

The City does not provide 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 6-10am and the cost is $65 per ton, or $40 per minimum drop off. Unable to drop off those bulk items? Contact the city's solid-waste collection contractor, Car Trucking, (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.


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