Emterra Environmental

Telephone: 989-658-2594

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Any questions about trash service can  also be directed to a township representative.  If you live within the village limits, please contact the Village of Unionville. 


Columbia Township, in conjunction with Emterra Environmental, offers a curbside waste collection and recycling program for residents outside of the Village of Unionville limits. Fees for this service are assessed on resident’s tax bill.

Trash collection – Place your trash at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays


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TRASH and RECYCLING PICK UP IS PROVIDED WEEKLY.  If a holiday falls on or before your scheduled day, pickup will be one (1) day later than normal. If a holiday falls on a weekend, your scheduled pick up day will NOT change. OBSERVED HOLIDAYS ARE: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SET AT THE CURB BY 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of pick up.  Containers should not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds each. For those with special pick up needs, contact your Township Office.
UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS:  Tires, concrete, fencing, any contractor generated materials, free liquids (paints, pesticides, etc), car parts, appliances containing Freon, fluorescent bulbs (in excess of seven per household), car batteries, syringes/ needles, hazardous waste, poisons, dead animals, industrial manufacturing waste, oil, rock and brick.


Recycling Guidelines: Collection for recycling products will occur weekly, same day as regular trash collection. Accepted recycling materials include newspapers, cardboard, boxboard, magazines, tin, aluminum, glass and plastics #1-#7. Items must be placed in a clearly marked separate container from the trash. Recycling items DO NOT need to be separated.



Notice of Board of Review Meetings

Organizational Meeting Only March 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm 

Public Meetings:

 March 13, 2018 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

March 14, 2018 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

At the Columbia Township Library, Community Meeting Room




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