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Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is a major aspect of waste disposal for both residential homeowners and commercial businesses. It is important to understand that trash is typically collected in bins or from dumpsters, and then taken to landfills. Proper disposal is important for the environment, as is daily recycling. Below you will find some helpful terms to assist you with fully understanding garbage collection and the services that assist with this all over the nation.

  • Recycling – The process of converting plastic, scrap metal, and paper waste into reusable material.
  • Trash Pick Up Service – This is a garbage collection service that typically goes to countless residential homes and commercial businesses weekly, in order to collect garbage.
  • Landfill – A designated place where trash/waste is hauled to and disposed of, and buried under soil.
  • Recycling Bin – These are typically plastic bins that are used at homes and businesses to collect recyclable solid waste in.
  • Trash Removal Service – A type of professional service that will come to remove scrap metal, plastic containers, paper, beverage cans, and other types of waste from a specific location.
  • Garbage Management – The act of collecting trash and sorting through the waste to separate paper products, aluminum cans, plastic containers, and other items that can be recycled.
  • Trash Dumpster – A large steel container used in commercial and industrial settings, as well as cities to dispose of waste and junk in.
  • Battery Disposal – Batteries generally need to be disposed of in specific or designated trash bins, since they are a type of hazardous waste.
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    Rosendall Disposal
    612 North Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Rosendall Disposal is a commercial waste removal company, offering industrial waste removal, recycling collection, and commercial & industrial waste recycling bins in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.
    (616) 454-9250
    Plummers Disposal Service
    4750 Clyde Park Ave Sw, Wyoming, MI 49509
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    (616) 261-4344
    User Review: "I had to get a small dumpster after our last storm and a portable restroom and they delivered in 2 hours!" - LYNN (MI)
    Bob's Disposal Inc
    7748 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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    (616) 455-1155
    User Review: "I just love having this company - much better service than "the big name" rubbish removal companies." - Kathy (MI)
    Zamora's Garbage Service
    44 Lilly St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
    Offering weekly residential curbside garbage collection and removal. Large and small trash containers. Recycling and yard waste removal services also available. Call today to discuss garbage collection rates and pickup times.
    (616) 249-8906
    Image Towing & Road Service
    7643 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
    Image Towing provides 24 hour towing and road service for cars. Semis, motorhomes, motorcycles, hilos and heavy duty equipment. We perform lockouts, tire changes, jumpstarts, fuel drops and other roadside assistance.
    (616) 281-4005
    EverKept Disposal
    2412 Port Sheldon St, Jenison, MI 49428
    Our waste management trucks are quick and clean, allowing us to provide service at a better value to our customers. We offer weekly garbage disposal, yard waste collection and recycling services.
    (616) 669-2047
    Trailer Trash
    639 Cherry St Se, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 243-4425
    Kent County of
    701 Ball Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 632-6255
    Pitsch Companies
    675 Richmond St Nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (800) 730-4895
    1750 Alpine Ave Nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 454-3333
    Pitsch Sanitary Division
    675 Richmond St Nw, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    (616) 363-4895
    2440 4 Mile Rd Ne, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
    (616) 364-1320
    Waste Management
    1737 Chicago Dr Sw, Wyoming, MI 49519
    (616) 243-7191
    Waste Management
    1737 Chicago Dr Sw, Wyoming, MI 49519
    (616) 248-1462
    Ace Disposal
    44 Lilly St Se Ste B, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
    (616) 827-8200

    Homeowners generally put out their trash cans once per week for pickup services. Each town and city is different in terms of which days garbage collection will take place. Usually, recycling services take place the same day. If your municipal garbage truck comes by on Fridays, for instance, you put your trash out in the morning by the curb so it’s ready for pick up. Garbage collection occurs in every community, a free service offered by your town or city. Food by-products and other products we use, must be disposed of. Some people have compost piles in their backyards for biodegradable food items, like banana peels and coffee grounds. However, all the other stuff we generate, from food packaging to diapers, ends up in the trash. Garbage collectors will accept many items for removal, including regular trash bags and cans full of garbage. They will also take furniture, as some communities specify that you can put out one large piece of furniture for removal per week. They will sometimes haul construction junk, scrap metal and leaf refuse, but they generally will not accept computers, TVs and appliances for disposal. They also will not accept hazardous waste, like paint thinner, because solid and oil waste must be safely disposed of in other ways, generally at a dump or landfill in your area. Recycle services are closely related to garbage collection, but items are placed into separate bins, one for each item, including paper, plastic, glass and tin items like cans. Recycling collectors manage these items by placing them into separate containers for transport to a recycling facility. The next time you put your recycling bins and trash cans curbside, remember that’s the first step in a long chain of garbage collection that ends in disposal at the dump.
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