Garbage Collection


All City property owners and renters are encouraged to take advantage of the Charlevoix County Recycling Program.

Refuse Pickup

Household garbage is picked up by private contractors. The following is a list of local contractors:

  • American Waste: 231-547-2162
  • Waste Management: 888-964-9710

Large Item Collection

After many successful years providing a twice-monthly refuse collection service for large waste items, American Waste declined to bid on continuing the pick-up of garbage and refuse. City Council will be exploring other options for this service but currently, we are not able to provide this.

You will need to make arrangements directly with American Waste for the drop-off or addition of large items with your regular garbage service until further notice. The City of Charlevoix regrets the inconvenience this causes our customers and looks to provide an alternative service at some point in the future.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works.