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Refuse & Recycling

Holland BPW provides the billing and call center services for the City of Holland's Refuse and Recycling program.

The City of Holland has mandatory residential refuse & recycling curbside pickup program. This is for residents that live in a single-family homes, a duplex, and some apartments. Collection is made once a week on a regularly scheduled pick-up day. The City of Holland has a contract with Republic Services to manage curbside pickup and hauling duty.

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Refuse & Recycling

  • Refuse pick-up: Refuse is picked up once a week on a regularly scheduled day.

  • Recycling pick-up: Recycling is picked up every other week on your regularly scheduled refuse collection day.

  • When to put containers out: containers can be placed at the curb 6pm the evening before pick-up day.

  • When to remove containers: Empty containers must be removed by 7pm on pick-up day.

  • Seasonal holds: Residential users may request a seasonal hold for a minimum period of three (3) months and a maximum period of six (6) months.  

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Yard Waste

  • Yard waste pick-up: Weekly yard waste pickup is the same day as trash pickup.

  • Season: April 1st – November 30th; billing for yard waste only occurs during these months.

  • Off-season: December 1st – March 31st; the service will automatically stop billing during these months.

  • Continuation of Service: Billing will resume every spring on April 1st. The service rolls over from year to year unless a customer requests to cancel.

  • Cancellation: Yard Waste services need to be canceled prior to the start of billing on April 1st to avoid being locked into another 8 month season for yard waste removal.

Questions? Contact Holland BPW

Call 616.355.1500 or send an email to

Contact Holland BPW to:

  • Pay your bill

  • Ask questions

  • Start or change your service

  • Order replacement bins

  • Alert us to a problem with your refuse and recycling service


If your scheduled day lands on a holiday, you may put out your garbage and recycling 1 day late.

  • New Year’s Day

  • Memorial Day

  • 4th of July

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day