Garbage and Yard Waste Collection



Garbage and Rubbish Service
Stevens Disposal & Recycling is very pleased to provide service to the residents of Tecumseh.

  • Household trash and garbage are picked up on Tuesdays in the Eastern Zone and Wednesdays in the Western Zone.
  • Put trash in sturdy plastic bags, securely tied, and put it at the curbside before 7:00 a.m.
  • Please note that plastic bags cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. 
  • Anything placed out for pick-up should be placed curbside and not in the road for traffic and safety purposes. 

  • BULKY ITEMS: Collected each week along with your regular trash. Includes such items as mattresses, box springs, rolls of carpet (rolled, tied and cut in 4-5 ft. lengths), water softeners, furniture and large appliances.
  • REFRIGERANTS: Items containing freon (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers) must have a tag attached verifying that the freon has been removed by a certified technician.
  • EXCLUDED: We cannot take construction or demolition material, large machinery, fencing, motor vehicles, auto parts, or hazardous waste.
Holiday Schedule
If the following Holiday's fall on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, ALL pickup services in Tecumseh will be delayed one day for that holiday week only.
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Yard Waste
State law prohibits yard waste going into landfills. City of Tecumseh residents can put out yard waste for pickup on their regular pickup day from March 12 through December 18, 2024. This includes leaves, grass clippings, garden waste and shrub trimmings. Put out yard waste before 7:00 a.m. It must be in one of the following containers:

  • Kraft paper biodegradable yard waste bags (available at many local merchants), securely closed.
  • Your own sturdy can with a lid to keep out rain. Containers must meet ANSI and GLWS standards. No larger than 30 gallons and no heavier than 50 lbs. On the outside clearly mark “YARD WASTE.” Put yard waste loose inside.
  • A yard waste cart rented from Republic Services. These are large, easy-to-use carts on wheels. For rental information, call Republic Services at 734.271.6150. If you use a cart or can, remove it from curbside by 8 a.m. the morning after pickup.
Brush and tree trimmings
Branches no more than 4 inches in diameter. They must be cut no more than 4 feet long, and tied in bundles no more than 1 foot in diameter and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Leave bundles at curbside for pickup. 
Home Composting
Composting is the natural process by which organic matter decays into a dark, rich and crumbly substance called humus, which makes an excellent soil conditioner. Tecumseh residents interested in reducing the amount of yard waste for pickup might want to consider backyard composting.

Lenawee County Solid Waste Department Information - Call for information at 734-271-6150.

Please read the following guidelines for Solid Waste, Recycling and Yard Waste collection for your City. Should you have any questions or concerns about these or any of our other services please contact the Stevens Disposal & Recycling Services office at 800-779-0344.