Garbage and Recycling


White Lake Township's current contract and Special Assessment for garbage, composting and recycling is with Republic Services  (Allied Waste).

Rubbish Rates by Year

2015 RATE $160.37/Year
2016 RATE $165.21/Year
2017 RATE $170.17/Year
2018 RATE $175.27/Year
2019 RATE $180.48/Year


Large Items - No charge for most large items.  Call Allied Waste to make arrangements for pickup at least 48 hours in advance.  All appliances containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) will be picked up at no charge.

Paint - Pour into a garbage bag and dry or mix with kitty liter to dry.  DO NOT cover empty paint cans.

Carpet - Must be cut and bundled into 4 feet sections.

Construction Debris - Allowed 3 - 32 gallon containers of construction debris or equivalent.

EXEMPT ITEMS - Tires, rims, cement, stones are not covered under our current contract.

Composting (April 1st thru November 30th)

Limit  of 20 compost bags or trash containers clearly marked YARD WASTE, for grass, small twigs or leaves.  Composting is done by a separate truck on your regular pick up day.

Brush - Must be bundled and in lengths of 4 feet by 3"-4" or less in diameter

Christmas Trees - Will be picked up the 1st and 2nd weeks in January on your regularly scheduled day.  Trees over 6 feet tall must be cut in half.


Republic Services (Allied Waste) accepts many items for recycling.

For a complete list please click here, or want to search by zip code for alternative recycling facilities try Earth911.com.


When holidays fall on a weekday, pick will be on the next day.  Holidays are Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Now available.  Free curbside clothing and home goods recycling program.  CLICK HERE for all the information.