Refuse & Recycling

The City of Scottville contracts with Republic Services to provide garbage collection and recycling services. Trash is collected every Tuesday ad recycling is collected every other Tuesday.


  • Large Refuse Bags (33 gallon)
    • Individual – $2.00
    • Per Package (10 total) – $15.00
  • Trash Carts (per month, included on water/sewer bill)
    • Residential – $18.00
  • Large Item Tags (Pink)
    • Residential $20.00
  • Large Item – Freon & Special Handling (Pink)
    • Residential $50.00
  • Recycling Carts – Free to residents
  • Compost is picked up on Monday’s April- October. We no longer sell compost bags (Meijer or Lowes do!)

One bulky item may be disposed of free of charge on the first Tuesday of each month. It must be placed on the curb no earlier than 5pm on Monday before collection. Examples of acceptable items include: mattress, table, chair, couch, vacuum, microwave, television, etc. Any item containing freon is not eligible for the free program. You cannot use a garbage bag as your one bulk item.

Trash bags can be bought at City Hall or Scottville Wesco. Item tags can be purchased at City Hall.

Recycling Items Accepted:

  • Cardboard
  • Paperboard
  • Newspaper and phone books
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Mail and office paper
  • Plastics #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 (no #6 polystyrenes)
  • Metal cans and foil

Starting Service

If you are interested in ordering a trash cart, please fill out and mail or drop off the following form to Scottville City Hall.

Trash Cart Order Form (PDF)

For more information about the recycling program, please see the Recycling Program Form.

You can also view the 2024 Recycle Calendar for collection dates.

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall – (231) 757-4729

Reporting Collection Issues

All issues pertaining to garbage or recycling collection should be directed to Republic Services. Contact them directly at (231) 723-4850 but be sure to let them know you are a Scottville city resident.

Collection Ordinance

Refuse and recycling may be placed on curb no earlier than 5pm Monday evening, and no later than 7am Tuesday morning. Furthermore, they will need to be pulled back in no later than 6pm Tuesday evening following collection. We understand these time frames do not mesh with everyone’s schedule and are willing to work with residents who have a legitimate schedule conflict. This ordinance revision is meant not to be a burden, but to set clearer standards on cleanliness expectations within city limits.