Public Works

Special Services


Sometimes as a homeowner, you generate debris that cannot be picked up with your regular weekly rubbish. The City of Riverview offers 2 alternatives - Special Pickups and Dumpsters.

All debris for Special Pickups or Dumpsters must be generated by the homeowner - not a contractor. Contractors are responsible for removing all debris generated by their work.


Twice a month the City will pick up the following debris (in small amounts) as part of a Special Pickup:

Tree branches less than 8" in diameter and more than 4' long / tree stumps / shrubs / building materials / lumber / windows / doors / decking / paneling / shingles / metal pipes / sheet metal / framing / concrete / cement blocks / stone / large rocks / dirt / clay / sod / sheds /pools / gym sets.  We cannot take anything longer than 10' in length.

All debris must be placed between the sidewalk and the curb not sooner than 24 hours prior to pickup.

The limit per home is no more than a five yard dump truck load.  This is an area of about 6' wide by 10' long and 4' high.  This is the total limit per home even if you have separate piles of different materials such as branches, dirt, etc.  Any debris over this amount will be left for the home owner to remove at their own expense.

Special Pickups are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. You must schedule your special pick up in advance by calling 734.281.4270.


For large remodeling projects, 10 and 20 yard dumpsters are available for 3 days for $185.00. Call to see how you can rent a 10 or 20 yard dumpster.

If you have any questions concerning either Special Pickups or Dumpsters, call the Department of Public Works Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM at 734.281.4270

Jeff Webb Director
18550 Krause 
Department of Public Works 
Riverview, Michigan 48193-7600
Phone: (734)281-4270 
Fax: (734)283-0018

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