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Bulk Collection


The City will collect up to one cubic yard of bulk from the curb in front of your home four times a year. 

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



 
BULK DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

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.

BULK DROP-OFF HOURS
November-March
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. • Tuesday-Saturday
Closed from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


April-October
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'S & DON'TS
of BULK COLLECTION

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.