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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2023 Trash/Recycling Schedule

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.


 Columbia Township


The Columbia Township Ballot Drop Box is located in the Columbia Township Library Entryway and is availble during elections 24/7. 






The Columbia Township Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8:30 am has been changed to Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 8:30 am at the Columbia Twp Library Community Room.



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