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Solid Waste


The City of Alma provides weekly curbside collection of solid waste for all single and two family residential properties in the City. The services are provided to solid waste customers only. Collection days are as shown on the enclosed map.  Should a collection day fall on a holiday (New Years's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas) or on a Sunday, collections will be delayed one day.  The cost of the service is $22.15 per month (effective July 1, 2018) which includes the solid waste, recycling and yard waste programs, leaf collection, Christmas tree collection and the household hazardous waste program.

Normal household waste will be collected in four operations; garbage & rubbish, recyclables, yardwaste and special services. To insure collection, all waste must be separated, placed in approved containers and set out next to the road by 6:00 a.m. of the collection day but not before 12:00 noon of the preceding day. All emptied containers must be removed on the day of collection.

The City will not pick up hot ashes, hazardous waste, auto parts, brick, stones, broken concrete, asphalt, construction debris or tires as part of the regular weekly collection.

In addition, residents may set out one large item per week for disposal. Large items may consist of furniture, appliances and carpeting meeting the weight and size limitation noted herein.  All refuse not placed in containers must be securely bundled so as not to exceed 24 inches in diameter, 48 inches in length or 50 pounds in weight.  Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must have all refrigerants (freon) removed prior to collection. A certification must be affixed to the appliance by a licensed contractor to confirm the freon has been properly removed.

For more information on collection services, please see Alma's Residential Solid Waste Collection Services booklet.

Gratiot Area Solid Waste Authority

Quick Links

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Map

Residential Solid Waste Collection Services Booklet 

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection


Contact Us

Robert Albrecht, Public Works Superintendent

800 Washington St.
Alma, MI 48801

(989)463-2531 - Fax

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