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The city of grayling contracts with American waste for trash pick-up

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As of November 1st, 2019, the City of Grayling contracted with American Waste to provide weekly trash removal for City Residents.  

Curbside garbage pick-up is every Tuesday starting November 5th, 2019.  American Waste delivered (1) 96-gallon tote to each Residential City home.  Multi-unit (1-4) homes will need to contact American Waste to purchase/lease additional totes.  Multi-unit homes with 5+ units are considered Commercial properties and do not receive garbage pick-up through the City's contract per City Council.

American Waste suggests residents have their 96-gallon totes curbside on Monday night to ensure weekly pick up Tuesday morning and avoid being missed.  (1) 96-gallon tote provided by American Waste will be emptied weekly.  Additional totes are available, if needed, for $75 by contacting American Waste Customer Service at (231) 943-8088. 

(1) large item a month is allowed for pick up on the 1st Tuesday of the month.  A list of guidelines has been provided.  Items may include household furniture such as a chair, couch, mattress, table, appliances such as a stove, hot water tank, refrigerator, air conditioner, etc.  Any appliances that contained or once contained HFC's or CFC's like Freon, must have these chemicals extracted by a certified contractor and provide proof of extrication prior to collection.  Large items may also include one boxed, bagged or securely bundled item(s) not exceeding 35 pounds total.  American Waste will not pick up any chemicals or liquids such as gasoline, oil, antifreeze, un-solidified paint, or other hazardous liquids, broken glass unless properly prepared, any building or remodeling materials unless properly prepared, flammables and explosives, burning barrels full of cold or hot ashes, wet carpeting or carpet pad, automotive components, tires, or items banned from disposal per state or federal statue.  In an effort to avoid equipment damage, American Waste reserves the right to collect certain large items with a separate truck no later than one day later than normal residential trash collection.  These items will be tagged notifying the resident.

In the event one of the following holidays occurs on or before the normal collection day, service will be delayed one day:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

In the event that severe weather conditions prevent service collection in all or a portion of the City, collection will be delayed until the next day or the following weeks collection day depending on the severity of the weather-related road conditions.

Yard Waste pick-up schedule and guidelines