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Bulk Collection

NOTE: This information replaces the 2014 bulk dates you received from the City of Detroit.

"Bulk collection (up to one cubic yard) will be provided by Rizzo Environmental Services and Advanced Disposal every other week. Bulk items must be placed on the curb in front of your home away form your refuse container, yard waste, or recycling by 7 a.m. on the day of your scheduled bulk collection."

One cubic yard of bulk is about the size of a couch, stove or refrigerator. Your one cubic yard of bulk cannot weigh more than 1,000 pounds. Bulk items totaling more than one cubic yard or weighing more than 1,000 pounds will not be collected, and the homeowner and tenant will be subject to a fine of up to $10,000. NO CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS


Residents can also take bulk items to one of five bulk drop-off locations:

  • Davison Yard — 8221 West Davison
  • Southfield Yard — 12255 Southfield Service Dr.
  • 5840 Anthon between Cavalry and Campbell 
  • State Fair Yard — 19715 John R
  • J. Fons Transfer Station - 6451 E. McNichols  -  Telephone: (313) 893-6656

These drop-off locations are open to Detroit residents only with proper identification. Residents are limited to one load per household per day, not to exceed one cubic yard or 1,000 pounds. The City will not accept demolition, construction, or remodeling debris (including shingles), household or commercial garbage, or tree stumps.

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. • Tuesday-Saturday
Closed from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. • Tuesday-Saturday
Closed from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

J. Fons Transfer Station is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Southfield Yard location is open Monday-Saturday.

Examples of BULK ITEMS

  • Furniture 
  • Mattresses
  • Appliances
  • Carpeting
  • Brush
  • Automotive Tires (4 or less)


DO NOT put refuse out on your bulk collection day.
DO NOT put any items in cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes must be flattened for collection.
DO NOT put remodeling or construction debris out for bulk pickup.
DO put bulk items at your curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection date, but no earlier than 6 p.m. on the day before your collection.
DO follow all bulk item guidelines, or you could face fines up to $10,000.