Garbage & Recycling

Garbage and recycling

The Village of Pinckney takes pride in offering several environmentally responsible options for trash disposal. The quarterly charge for residential service is $38.44, plus a $12.30 charge for leaf and brush collection, and is included in your Village utility bill (see water and sewer for more details).

CURBY CARTS: The village has entered into a new agreement with Granger Container that allows for the option of a curb cart for our residents.  If you are interested in adding a Curby cart, please contact Granger directly.  They will deliver the cart and notify the village.  There will be an additional $5.13/quarter charge on your utility bill.

For a complete list of dates and services click on the link below.

2021 Refuse and Recycling Schedule


Weekly trash pick-up is provided on Wednesdays by Granger Container.  There is an eight bag limit per service day with a 30 lb weight limit per bag. One large item per residence per week will be collected at no charge. Freon should NOT be left in appliances.  $50 will be charged to your account if Freon is left in an appliance placed out for disposal.  Please contact Granger for any excessive amounts of trash, a large item or a problem with your pick-up.  Phone: 517-372-2800.

Pinckney New Customer Guide

Recycling and yard waste pick-up are also provided on alternating weeks, also on Wednesdays.

Recycling bins are available at Village Hall.  Bins are $5/per bin.

Granger’s guide to recycling in Pinckney can be found here: Pinckney Recycling Guide

Please Note: Not seeing the “Recycling Truck?” Don’t be alarmed. Granger does “single line” recycling – this means the recyclables are picked up in one truck and sorted back the site.
All of these services are billed to you each quarter as part of your utility bill (which also includes water and sewer charges)

Yard waste collection runs April through November. Yard debris must be bagged in brown paper bags or in the paper yard waste bags available at most hardware stores.   Please use this service for small twigs and yard debris. Curbside Brush removal will NOT pick up these small items.  Limit of 8 bags per pick-up. Please do NOT use plastic bags for yard waste as Granger is unable to take yard waste in plastic bags.

Curbside Leaf Collection and Brush removal are handled by the Department of Public Works.

Good leaf pile                                                                            Bad leaf pile


Curbside Leaf Collection Program starts the second or third week of October and will run through mid-November. Curbside Brush Removal (see below) is not available during this time, and will resume in the spring.

The Village also provides brush removal on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month (except during curbside leaf collection, see above). Please place brush and branches at the curb, cut ends facing the street. Trees and branches can be no larger than 10″ in diameter and no longer than 8 feet. No stumps.

Christmas Tree Pick up

Christmas Tree pick up is on the annual schedule for early January.  ALL ORNAMENTS, TINSEL, ETC. must be removed from the tree or it can not be picked up.  These items cause damage to the chipper blades which results in expensive repairs.