Sanitation Division

Welcome to the Sanitation Division Web Page

The Sanitation Division coordinates the collection of weekly trash collection, special pickup collections, recycling and yard waste collection. Please use this page to get the latest news and contact information.


  • Three Saturdays only, April 25, May 2, and May 9, 2015 – (8:00 am to 3:00 pm). Located at the Pontiac/Advanced Transfer Station/Landfill at 575 Collier Road in Pontiac.
  • Guidelines: Must show proof of residency (Pontiac residents only). First come-first served. You must off-load your own debris. 3 cubic yards maximum per load. Loads must be covered and secured. No dump trucks. No commercial haulers.
  • Allowable Materials: Furniture, appliances, carpet, wood, demolition, yard waste. (Note that yard waste must be delivered in separate loads from other debris). Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners & dehumidifiers will be accepted at a fee of $35.00 each. Automotive tires will be accepted at a fee of $3.00 each.
    Excluded Materials: concrete, asphalt, stones, earth, logs & limbs over 6 inches in diameter, large car parts, gas tanks, batteries, propane tanks, large stumps, liquids including paints, hazardous waste. For more info call (248) 758-3700.


Trash Collection Schedules and Information

Pontiac/Advanced Disposal trash collections are Monday through Friday unless changed due to holiday or special circumstances.

Click here for a street-level map of trash collection routes

Click here for the 2015 holiday trash collection schedule

Click here for guidelines regarding trash collection, special pickup, yardwaste and recycling

Need a yardwaste label for your approved can (15-35 gallon)? Click here to print it out.


  • Place your cart at the curb; overfilling your cart may cause spillage in the streets
  • Overfilled carts will not be picked up. Causes lid damage when emptying
  • Carts containing any debris other than household trash will not be picked up
  • Carts must be placed a minimum of 3 feet from any obstruction, car, mailbox, tree.
  • Carts placed backwards will not be picked up - MAKE SURE IRON BAR IS FACING THE STREET.
  • Additional carts can be purchased by contacting Advanced Disposal

RCAP-Refuse Cart Assistance Program

This program offers refuse cart set out assistance to those Pontiac residents who are physically unable to set out and retrieve the cart themselves. For a City application letter please contact Sanitation at (248) 758-3700. Criteria: A doctor’s statement is required and there isn’t another person currently residing in the home who is capable of placing the cart at the curb. This program does not include yard waste or Special Pickup items.

Free Landfill Days

This Year's Free Landfill Days will be Saturday, April 26th, Saturday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pontiac/Advanced Transfer Station/Landfill at 575 Collier Road.

Click here to download the guidelines for acceptable materials

Sanitation Information Brochures

All documents are formatted with the Adobe PDF format and are best viewed using Acrobat 6.0

Forms Description
Guidelines Guidelines for weekly trash pickup, Recycling, Special Pick and Yard Waste     
  • Place the Cart at the Curb
  • Overfilling Your Cart Can Cause Spillage into the Street
Garbage Route Map A Street-Level Map of Garbage Routes
Holiday Trash Schedule

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Office Location: City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac MI 48341
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone Number: Main: (248) 758-3700
Fax: (248)758-3750
Special Pickup: (888) 443-1717
Please call 24 hours in advance between
8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Do not Fax

Eric Brimm E-Mail:

Sanitation Services Coordinator:

Lee Johnson

DPW Director:  Terrence King
Advanced Disposal Numbers: Office: (248)451-1561
Customer Service:1(888)443-1717