Service Guidelines

Welcome! Thank you for choosing The Garbage Man.  We specialize in residential curbside trash pick-up in Livingston County, Michigan.

Here are a few important “Service Guidelines” you will need to know about your residential service:

  1. You MUST call in large or “out of the ordinary” items such as: appliances, furniture, carpet, and construction debris. There may be extra charges that apply for these types of materials.
  2. All yard waste will be $2.00/bag. Yard waste MUST be in the brown paper yard waste bags. You MUST call the office before your pick-up day in order to get your yard waste picked up. We accept yard waste April-October and pick it up every other week. Please check our website for the yard waste pick up schedule.
  3. We recommend placing your trash out the night before your scheduled pick-up day. All trash must be out by 6:00 AM. We will not return to pick up trash that is not set out on time.
  4. You may have up to (4) 30-gallon trash cans OR (12) 13-gallon kitchen size bags. If you use our 95-gallon curb cart rental you may have an additional 30-gallon trash can OR (3-4) 13-gallon kitchen size bags.
  5. The Garbage Man will not be held liable or responsible for damage to trash cans that are not the property of The Garbage Man.
  6. Sharing will not be permitted; one household per account.
  7. If a Holiday falls on a weekday (M-F) there is a one day layover the remainder of that week. Friday’s scheduled pick-ups will be made on Saturday.
  8. We observe (6) holidays; New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
  9. We offer a recycling program which requires the use of special 30-gallon recycling bags. These bags come in 10 packs ($10.00 per 10 pack) which can be delivered to your home. The bag fee is the only cost to you for recycling.
  10. You MUST call the office to cancel your account and set a last pick-up date. No refunds will be given if you cancel in the middle of a quarter.

Please, feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thank you,
The Garbage Man