Waste Removal

Waste Removal

The City of Flushing contracts with Waste Management Services (1-800-796-9696) for weekly garbage removal and several other waste services. The service includes bi-weekly recycling pickup for residents, leaf removal in the fall, dumpsters supplied for special events and commercial pickup in the Central Business District. Notification on what materials are prohibited from landfill disposal can be downloaded by clicking on this sentence. Dump passes are available to city residents at City Hall, 725 East Main Street, for $31.00 per visit.

Scheduled pickups are as follows:

If you live south of the Flint River, your pickup date is on Monday.

If you live north of the Flint River, your pickup date is on Tuesday.

The schedule is adjusted if a holiday falls on either day. If the holiday falls on a Monday, both pickups are delayed by one day. If the holiday falls on a Tuesday, that pickup is delayed by one day.

Waste Management recognizes the following dates as holidays:

New Year's Day Labor Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekend, the pickup date is not changed.



Allowable recycling materials include the following:

Newspapers and phone books

Magazines/junk mail

Mixed office paper


Corrugated board (2'x4')

Aluminum and tin

Plastics (#1-7)


Please refer to the "Single Stream Recycling flyer" to review items that are not allowed in the recycling waste stream.

In addition, yard waste is collected at the curb from March 18th through November 15th in compostable bags, or 30-gallon containers with a yard waste sticker (available at City Hall). Christmas trees are picked up through the second week in January. Waste Management can be contacted by phone at 1-800-796-9696.

Brush Pick Up

Brush Chipping Service

Note: Weekly brush chipping appointments may be scheduled for each Wednesday, year round. The department schedules up to thirty (30) appointments each Wednesday, therefore, this service is provided on a first come, first served basis. If the schedule is full for one Wednesday, you will be placed on the following week's schedule.

Everything must be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m., all cut ends pointed towards the road, nothing larger than four inches (4") in diameter and no stringy vines, thorns, or roots. Also, appointments are limited to fifteen (15) minutes of chipping.

To schedule a pickup for chipping branches, please call (810) 659-3130.