Each spring, the City of Portage conducts the Spring Cleanup Program, giving residents the opportunity to reduce household clutter and get rid of unwanted household materials by placing them at curbside for pickup. The 2020 Spring Cleanup Program will run from April 20 - May 21. View the program brochure and map of scheduled pickup dates for each neighborhood, or use the address locator tool below to determine your collection date.
The Spring Cleanup Program (household junk collection) is postponed indefinitely as a result of Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order. Watch this page for more details. Read On...
The April Brush Collection will begin on Monday, April 13, to comply with Governor Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order. The map below is updated with the correct (delayed) dates. Read On...
The April Brush Collection includes the collection of leaves and ornamental grasses in biodegradable paper bags. Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected. Read On...
Address Locator Tool
Neighborhood collection occurs only once during the Spring Cleanup Program, so it is important to place items at the curb by 7 AM on your scheduled pickup date! Materials may be placed at curbside up to three days prior to your scheduled pickup date.
The Spring Cleanup Program is not performed for commercial establishments, churches or schools or on private streets. The program can be conducted on private streets, only after every property owner on the private street has signed an indemnification form. Please contact the Department of Public Works at (269) 329-4444 with any questions concerning collection on private streets.
Reminders . . .
- The City of Portage has no responsibility for items removed from the curbside by private parties.
- Materials may be placed at curbside up to 3 days prior to pickup date.
- Collection will occur only once in each zone.
- All items at the curb will be collected – please watch children’s toys.
- Please separate trash and metals at the curb.
What Items WILL Be Collected?
- Bed springs and mattresses.
- Metal – piled separately – will be collected.
- Old appliances, including washers, dryers, stoves, and hot water heaters will be collected.
- Lawn/yard equipment – drained of oil and fuel.
- Other items must be bundled, bagged or boxed. Each package should weigh less than 50 pounds.
What Items WILL NOT Be Collected?
- Animal waste
- Brush or leaves (see reverse page)
- Household garbage
- Gas or fuel containers
- Large auto parts
- Paint and chemicals
- Railroad ties
- TV’s, Computers & monitors
- Sand, gravel or sod
- Broken concrete
- Scrap building materials from demolition, construction or remodeling
- Refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers
It is the responsibility of Portage residents to dispose of the above materials properly. The City of Portage participates in the Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program. Residents are encouraged to call the HHW Hotline at 373-5211 for information regarding hazardous waste drop-off disposal or visit kalcounty.com/hhw.
Note: The Spring Cleanup Program is not performed for commercial establishments, churches or schools or on private streets (unless every property owner on a private street has signed an indemnification form). Please contact the Department of Public Works at (269) 329-4444 with any questions.