Trash Collection

The City of Frankfort has contracted with Republic Services to provide comprehensive trash and yard waste collection services. Trash collection occurs on Mondays and residents have the option of selecting between curbside tagged (the city will no longer be selling red garbage bags) refuse pick up or a rollout bin. As of July 1, 2020, trash tags may be purchased in increments of 5 for $15.00. Rollout bins may be rented for an annual fee of $213.72 (July – June) or seasonally (July, August, September, October and the following May and June) for $106.86. The annual or seasonal fee is non-refundable. Please contact Jordin Purchase at for more information on the rollout bins.


Yard Waste
Yard waste bags may be purchased in bundles of 10 for $30.00. Bagged yard waste is picked up the 2nd Friday of the month in May, June, July and August and the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month in September and October with a final pick up the second Friday in November.  Yard waste bags are for the City of Frankfort only. Yard waste bags purchased elsewhere will not be picked up within the city limits. The City of Frankfort will not sell yard waste bags to individuals who reside outside the  city limits as Republic Services has discontinued that pick-up. Contact your township for possible alternatives.

General Trash Collection Program Guidelines
Refuse and yard waste must be out for collection no later than 7 a.m. In the event of a missed collection, residents should contact Republic Services directly at (231) 723-4850.
Residents may not place trash or yard waste for collection more than 24 hours in advance of your regular scheduled collection.
Republic Services will not collect any unbagged items or building materials such as concrete, dirt, stone, brick, floor tile, roofing, shingles or lumber.

Holiday Schedule
Following a holiday, Republic Services will pick up refuse one day after the holiday. Republic Services observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Special Collection Programs
The City’s annual curbside leaf collection program begins mid- to late-October (start date dependent upon leaves falling) and continues through the first snowfall.

Annual Spring Clean-up
The City of Frankfort holds an annual spring clean-up in mid-May. Spring clean-up is an opportunity for residents to dispose of “bulk items” that are not generally included in garbage collection such as furniture, small appliances, boxes, etc. However, hazardous waste (paint, gas, chemicals, etc.), electronics (computers, stereos, etc.), building materials (wood, lumber, drywall, etc.) and landscape waste (trees, branches, logs, leaves, etc.) are not included in this program.

Yellow garbage bags sold at Family Fare, Stapleton's and Shop & Save are for residents OUTSIDE the city limits (Crystal Lake Township, Gilmore Twp., etc.)