City/Township Information

To find out more about your City’s and Township’s contracted services,
please click on the list below.

City of South Haven

If you have any questions about your trash, recycling, or yard waste service,
you can contact Best Way Disposal Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm at 269-463-3232.

Residential Rubbish is collected weekly under a City contract by Best Way Disposal. Best Way provides large gray two-wheeled carts for weekly collection. Place the cart at the curbside no earlier than 5 pm the night before collection, and please bring the cart in by 11 am the morning following collection.

Please look at the service map for your new trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.

Beginning November 29th, 2021, Republic will begin picking up its waste and recycling carts.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR REPUBLIC CARTS ON BY 5:30 A.M. ON NOVEMBER 29TH.

Best Way Disposal will begin distributing waste and recycling carts the same day. If your Republic carts do not get picked up on the 29th, please leave the carts at the road, and Republic will pick them up as they are able. For additional costs, you can order additional carts. Please call Best Way Disposal to order more carts.

Best Way Disposal uses the latest in fully automated trucks and curbside carts. This allows us to reduce the number of trucks on the road, helping to reduce noise, traffic, and emissions.

Residential Rubbish is collected weekly under a City contract by Best Way Disposal. Best Way provides large gray two-wheeled carts for weekly collection. Place your cart, by 6 am or the night before, at the curb on one side of your driveway.

Placement Guidelines:

Strictly for household rubbish
Place items neatly within three (3) feet of the street or curb.
If your items are put out late, they will not be picked up. Trucks will not make a second trip

If a holiday falls on your collection day, your items will be picked up on the following day. The following holidays will be observed:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

On weeks with a holiday occurring Monday through Wednesday, your pick-up day will be delayed One Day after the holiday, with Wednesday’s route serviced on Thursday.

Your recycling day is every other week on the same day as your trash day. Place your bin by 6 am at the curb on one side of your driveway. Place your garbage can on the other side of your driveway. This will ensure that recyclables are not confused with the garbage.

Best Way will take 1-4 extra bags per month in clear plastic bags.

Download Recycling Collection Guidelines
Download Recycling Collection Schedule 2022

Yard waste season starts April 1st and ends on November 30th. Place your cart, by 6 am or the night before, at the curb on one side of your driveway. A yard waste cart will be provided, there will be a uniform cost for additional carts. Please call Best Way Disposal to request yard waste containers to be delivered before the season begins.

Yard waste consists of organic material. It typically is produced from the care and maintenance of landscaped gardens and lawns, or it can be a branch knocked loose by high winds. This type of waste includes grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, brush, and pruning from trees and bushes. Properly disposing of yard waste can boost your property’s curb appeal. A healthy lawn and well-maintained landscaping can even add value to your home.

Bulk items are collected every Wednesday. If you have bulk items like mattresses, couches, appliances, and electronics, you will need to schedule pick-up ahead of time with Best Way Disposal.

Have questions? Call us at (269) 463-3232

Guidelines:
Household doors, furniture, mattresses, and carpeting will be accepted as long as:

  • Carpeting must be rolled and securely tied in no longer than four (4) foot sections.
  • Mattresses/Box-springs must be sealed in a plastic mattress bag.
  • Bags may not exceed 35 pounds and trash cans may not exceed 75 pounds.
  • No individual items over 4 feet in length, 3 feet wide or 3 feet high or weigh over 100 pounds
  • Glass and mirrors must be less than 3’X4’ in size. Broken glass should be placed in a box, taped shut, and clearly marked, “BROKEN GLASS.”
  • All small items must be in bags or cans for collection. LOOSE PILES WILL BE LEFT FOR THE HOMEOWNER’S DISPOSAL.

Best Way Disposal will not accept:

  • Auto parts, engines, tires, batteries, oil drums, gasoline, oil.
  • Air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators and dehumidifiers will not be accepted unless the appliance bears a certification sticker indicating that the Freon has been removed by a certified technician.
  • Lumber, plaster, drywall, paneling, siding, fencing or other building material. NO LOOSE LUMBER OR BUILDING MATERIAL WILL BE COLLECTED.
  • Chemicals, pesticides, paints, solvents or other household hazardous waste.
  • Propane tanks/gas tanks
  • Burning barrels/ Ashes
  • Dead Animals
  • No Yard Waste (grass clipping and or tree trimming) will be accepted.
  • Concrete, dirt, rocks, sod, or stumps, sawdust, sand, asphalt, bricks
  • Iron or Steel, cast iron bathtubs
  • Medical Waste
  • Ammunition or Fireworks
  • Hot tubs
  • No Windows

City of Lakeside Park

If you have any questions about your trash, recycling, or yard waste service,
you can contact Best Way Disposal Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm at 859.372.4900

Beginning July 6th, 2021 Best Way Disposal will begin 1x per week trash and recycling collection for the City of Lakeside Park, KY residents. Trash and recycling will be collected on the same day – Thursday.

If you need a curbside trash or recycling cart, please call 859.372.4900

The only days Best Way Disposal will not provide collection is Christmas Day (December 25th ) and New Year’s Day (January 1st). If your collection day falls on one of these days, please know Best Way Disposal will collect it the following business day.

For our Lakeside Park residential customers, Best Way Disposal keeps recycling simple. We offer 65-gallon carts for your single stream recycling program. The Best Way Disposal cart means that your recyclables are neat, orderly, and easy for you to get to the curb.

Single stream means no sorting at your house. Customers can mix any acceptable recyclable items into a single container that is left at the curb just like your normal trash can. Best Way Disposal believes that our resources are valuable and that preservation of those resources is a job that deserves our full attention. Recycling is one way for us to turn materials that would otherwise go to the landfill into potentially valuable resources.

Best Way Disposal offers single stream recycling for the following items:

City of Fort Mitchell

If you have any questions about your trash, recycling, or yard waste service,
you can contact Best Way Disposal Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm at 859.372.4900

Beginning the week of September 5th, Best Way Disposal will begin 1x per week trash and recycling collection for the City of Fort Mitchell residents. Trash and recycling will be collected on the same day.

If you need need a curbside trash or recycling cart, please call 859.372.4900

Click on the postcard to learn your collection route!

The only days Best Way Disposal will not provide collection is Christmas Day (December 25th ) and New Year’s Day (January 1st). If you collection day falls on one of these days, please know Best Way Disposal will collect it the following business day.

For our Fort Mitchell residential customers, Best Way Disposal keeps recycling simple. We offer 65 gallon carts for your single stream recycling program. A Best Way Disposal cart means that your recyclables are neat, orderly, and easy for you to get to the curb.

Single stream means no sorting at your house. Customers can mix any acceptable recyclable items into a single container that is left at the curb just like your normal trash can. Best Way Disposal believes that our resources are valuable and that preservation of those resources is a job that deserves our full attention. Recycling is one way for us to turn materials that would otherwise go to the landfill into potentially valuable resources.

Best Way Disposal offers single stream recycling for the following items:

City of St. Joseph, Michigan

If you have any questions about your trash, recycling, or yard waste service,
you can contact Best Way Disposal Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm at 269.983.6341

Residential Rubbish is collected weekly under a City contract by Best Way Disposal. Best Way provides large gray two-wheeled carts for weekly collection. Place the cart at the curbside no earlier than 5 pm the night before collection, and please bring the cart in by 11 am the morning following collection.

Please look at the collection map for your trash pickup schedule.

If you need the removal of oversized items that cannot be collected with regular rubbish collection. Please contact the City of St. Joseph at 269.983.6341 to schedule.

SPECIAL PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS

Your recycling day is every other week on the same day as your trash day. Place your bin by 7 am at the curb on one side of your driveway. Place your garbage can on the other side of your driveway. This will ensure that recyclables are not confused with the garbage.

Download Recycling Curbside Collection Guide
View the Weekly Collection Schedule

If a holiday falls on your collection day, your items will be picked up on the following day. The following holidays will be observed:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

On weeks with a holiday occurring Monday through Thursday, your pick-up day will be delayed One Day after the holiday, with Thursday’s route serviced on Friday.

St. Joseph Charter Township, Michigan

If you have any questions about your trash, recycling, or yard waste service,
you can contact Best Way Disposal Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm at (269) 463-3232

The weekly collection takes place 4x per week; Monday – Thursday. Below is an image outlining the current routes.

Please look at the collection map for your trash pickup schedule.

Download Recycling Curbside Collection Guide
View the Weekly Recycling Collection Schedule

 

Best Way Disposal will collect large items year-round, but you must call and notify us in advance. There is an additional fee for this service. If large items are set out without notifying Best Way ahead of time, items are subject to being left and you may be cited. All mattresses and upholstered furniture should be completely wrapped in plastic to protect the driver.

Examples of items NOT collected: Pianos, construction debris, tires, refrigerators, brush, or tree limbs if not neatly bundled and cut less than 4 feet in length.

Since 1994, the State of Michigan has banned the dumping of yard waste in its sanitary landfills. The thought was that this renewable refuse should be recycled into compost, rather than taking up space in landfills. Since then, we have required the separation of yard waste from household garbage. Two different trucks do a pick-up on rubbish day. One goes to the landfill with your garbage, and the other to the compost site with your yard waste.

This year no plastic bags of any sort will be picked up for the compostable materials, even if they are biodegradable or compostable. For the convenience of our residents, Best Way Disposal has tried to allow different plastic bags in the compost site over the past several years, but each had created problems.

This year, yard waste will only be picked up if it is in one of the following containers:

  • The large paper “Kraft” yard waste bags. These bags may be purchased at any department store: Roger’s, Martin’s, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Meijer, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc., or from Kirsch Carton. These bags hold much more than the plastic ones, and leave, grass, and small twigs can be “squished” without easily tearing them.
  • A cart. Best Way will rent out a large, wheeled cart for $25 for the season. Or, you may purchase your own cart. Please make certain that you label it “Yard Waste” so they know which truck to use for removal of its contents. Our office can provide you with labels if you need them.
  • A different plastic container, such as a plastic garbage can with a lid. Again, please make sure it’s labeled as “Yard Waste”.

Please note that Best Way Disposal is not responsible for damage done to garbage receptacles.

If a holiday falls on your collection day, your items will be picked up on the following day. The following holidays will be observed:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

On weeks with a holiday occurring Monday through Thursday, your pick-up day will be delayed One Day after the holiday, with Thursday’s route serviced on Friday.

Tami
(Contact for St. Joseph Township residents)

3290 Hennessey Rd
Watervliet, Michigan 49098

(269) 463-3232

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