Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling

Texas Township has an ordinance which requires all waste hauling companies to provide their residential garbage customers with at least monthly curbside recycling pickup and the choice of volume-based garbage containers. 

It is not mandatory that you use the recycling service, but, as an incentive to participate in community efforts to reduce our dependency on landfills, the ordinance requires waste hauling compaies to assess any possible recycling charge to all residential customers uniformly, whether they take advantage of the recycling service. In other words, recycling is automatically provided to all residential garbage customers. 

To offset any possible recycling charge, households are encouraged to recycle and subscribe to a service using a smaller, less expensive garbage container, including variable sized carts and bag service. Also, you may elect to purchase pickup services for yard waste and special bulk trash pickup from your waste hauling company for a separate charge. 

In addition, the Township has a contract with the Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center to provide residents household hazardous waste disposal services for items like electronics, batteries, automotive products, cleaning products, and other hazardous items. Click here for a full list of what’s accepted

* Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and in an effort to help minimize the spread of disease, the HHW Center will be closed until April 5th. Please understand this may change as things are developing rapidly with the pandemic.

While we understand this is inconvenient, by following this recommendation we will help prevent the spread of illness and slow progression of a potential COVID-19 outbreak in our community.

We appreciate your patience during this difficult time. If you need immediate assistance please call 269-373-5210 as access to my phone and email will be limited.*

Residents can access HHW at 1301 Lamont Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048 or by calling (269) 373-5211 during drop off hours.

Trash Pickup Vendors

Republic Services | 888.249.5112

Best Way Disposal | 269.388.3300

Waste Management | 269.382.1081 x 519

Recycling Center

The Kalamazoo Transfer Station and Recycle Drop Center at 3432 Gembrit Circle, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, will accept newspapers, magazines, catalogs, cereal type boxes, telephone books, metal cans, plastic bottles, colorless glass, brown glass, green glass and scrap metal.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday | 8am-5pm

Saturdays | 8am-Noon

Household Hazardous Waste

Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste at 1301 Lamont Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 accepts items like electronics, batteries, cleaning products, automotive products, aerosols, pesticides/herbicides and other hazardous products.

Drop-off Hours:

Tuesday & Friday | 8am-1pm

Wednesday | 12-6pm

2nd Saturday* | 8am-12pm

*except August & September