Trash and Recycling

Waste & Trash

Residents & business owners have their choice of which waste vendor they would like to contract with for service to their home or business. 

Waste Service Providers

Republic Services Best Way Disposal Waste Management
888-249-5112 269-388-3300 269-382-1081
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Texas Township has an ordinance that 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 companies to assess any possible recycling charge to all residential customers uniformly. 

Additionally, the Kalamazoo Transfer Station and Recycle Drop Center will accept newspapers, magazines, catalogs, cereal boxes, telephone books, metal cans, plastic bottles, scrap metal, and more. They are open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm. 

Household Hazardous Waste

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
  • Other hazardous items. 

View the full list of what's accepted

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

Curbside Bulk Item Collection

The Township will once again be partnering with College Hunks to provide curbside bulk item collection in 2023. View more about curbside bulk item collection.


At least once per year, the Township hosts a Shred Day for residents to dispose of sensitive documents securely. View more about Shred Day. 

Electronics Recycling

The Township also offers an annual Electronics Recycling Event, in partnership with Comprenew. This event is generally held in conjunction with Shred Day. View more about Electronics Recycling events.