Residental

Residential Garbage Service

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Residential Garbage Service

RMS Disposal, inc. is the premier service provider for garbage collection services in Muskegon County. Locally owned and customer services oriented, we strive to be the best. Give us a call at 231.788.5096 to sign up.

  • Your garbage must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day. If possible, yourBlue Trash Container container should be at street level.
  • Keep your garbage container five feet away from all obstacles such as parked cars, mailboxes, telephone connection boxes, water meters, fences, and walls. If you place your container under a tree limb or power line, make sure there is 14 feet of space between the curb and the tree limb or power line.
  • The handle of your container should point towards your house.
  • We recommend bagging all garbage before putting it in your container. This will help prevent it from blowing away and littering the streets.
  • Your garbage must fit easily in your container. The lid of your container must be closed to prevent litter.

To prevent litter and to ensure our workers' safety, some items need to be double-bagged or boxed before being placed in your container.

ITEMPREPARATION
Animal Waste/Kitty Litter Sealed in double bag
Ashes (cold ashes only) Sealed in plastic bag
Blood-contaminated products/needles/syringes/medical waste Potentially very dangerous. Call 3-1-1 for instruction.
Food Waste Sealed in plastic bag
Glass/mirrors/window panes Wrapped in cardboard or several layers of newspaper. Mark package clearly as "GLASS".
Sawdust/vacuum cleaner dust/styrofoam peanuts Sealed in plastic bag

Yard Waste

 

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RMS Disposal, inc
also provides large brown yard waste bins as an additional service to our residential garbage service. Call for a quote at 231.788-5096. We haul yard waste straight to our composting farm in Fruitport, Michigan where we process it into sell-able fertilizer, we offer free delivery on orders of 5 yards or more.

  • Our yard waste program runs from April to November.
  • Your yard waste must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day. If possible, your container should be at street level.
  • Keep your yard waste container five feet away from all obstacles such as parked cars, mailboxes, telephone connection boxes, water meters, fences, and walls. If you place your container under a tree limb or power line, make sure there is 14 feet of space between the curb and the tree limb or power line.
  • The handle of your container should point towards the road.
  • NO BAGS of any kind. The lid needs to be closed for pick up.


What is yard waste?

It’s plant material that comes from lawn maintenance and other gardening and landscaping activities. This includes:

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Brush and shrubs
  • Garden materials
  • Christmas trees
  • Tree limbs up to 4" in diameter

 

Please be aware of the 120 pound weight limit on the yard cart.

Residential Recycling

 

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At RMS Disposal, inc. our residential recycling program is a voluntary program, you provide a 32-gallon recycling bin with a lid and wheels of your choice. You can recycle the following items:Recycle Bin

  • No.1 and No. 2 recyclable plastics (milk jugs, liquid detergent bottles, plastic soft drink bottles, etc.) Please rinse and remove lids. Lids are not recyclable and should be placed in the garbage.
  • Glass - Please rinse and remove lids. Lids are not recyclable and should be placed in the garbage.
  • Magazines and Shopping Catalogues - Both magazines and home shopping catalogues are recyclable. Place them in your recycling bin or with newspapers. A brown paper bag may also be used, NOT a plastic bag.
  • Newspapers - Newspapers and inserts are recyclable. Place them under the bin or on top or beside the glass, aluminum, metal and plastic in your bin. To prevent newspapers from being blown by the wind, you may stack them on top of, beside or underneath the recycling bin or place them in a brown paper bag. Please no plastic grocery bags.
  • Cardboard - Please place cardboard at curbside for recycling collection. Cardboard cannot be scheduled for bulky item collection. To ensure collection, please make sure that all cardboard boxes are empty, cut into pieces no larger than 3 feet x 3 feet, flattened and stacked neatly at curbside on your scheduled collection day.
  • Plastic Bottles - Please remove the lids and crush the plastic bottles before placing them in the recycling bin for collection. Lids are not recyclable and should be placed in the garbage.
  • Spiral Paper Cans - Spiral paper cans, round cans with spiral grooves on the side and metal bottoms, may be recycled. Remove any plastic or metal lids and rinse or wipe out any remaining food stuff.
  • Steel Cans - Steel food containers should be rinsed out to remove any remaining food stuff before placing in the recycling bin for collection.
  • Telephone Books - Each year the City collects out-dated residential telephone books. Placemail your directory in the recycling bin or place underneath with newspapers.
  • Aluminum cans - Please rinse and crush cans before placing them in the recycling bin.
  • Junk mail - Mail and envelopes can be recycled.
  • Mixed paper
  • Gift wrap

Remove lids and flatten recyclables when possible.

What NOT to place in recycling bins:

  • Wax-coated paper products
  • Pizza boxes - Even though the boxes may have a recycling symbol on them, they are not recyclable due to contamination from pizza/grease residue.
  • Old clothing
  • Small appliances
  • Regular household garbage
  • Styrofoam and Styrofoam products

Computer Recycling

We currently do not recycle computers or monitors.

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