A bin for residents living within the Downtown Development Authority boundaries is availble for regular recycling objects for glass, plastic and paper/cardboard.  Please contact The City of Kalamazoo's Community Development department at 269-337-8044 or instructions on how to access this bin.  Proof of residency is required.

Bulk Trash

Downtown residents do not have access to monthly  curbside bulk trash pickups to dispose of large items that are not suitable for our garbage dumpster or the recycling bins, therefore, Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated and the City of Kalamazoo have made arrangements so that residents may take such items to the Republic Transfer Station, 3432 Gembrit Circle.

To Obtain a Punch Card issued from DKI:

Appear in person at DKI and show your drivers license along with any official document that shows proof of residence.  We will print out a personalized punch card that you may use to take bulk items to the Republic Waste Service Station without charge, once monthly.  You may then take a load of bulk trash to the Republic Waste Service Station during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8-4:30pm and present the card to the attendant, who will punch it for that month.  The card is good for only one calendar year and you will need to go to DKI each year to renew it. The card provides one monthly drop-off without charge.  All other drop-offs during that month will be assessed a fee.

Acceptable Items:

Up to 7.5 cubic yards per month of bulk trash material (household junk and debris) will be accepted from each household property under this FREE downtown resident drop off program. Applicances: stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, washing machines, clothes dryers and other appliances and metal items are permitted.  Freon is permitted.  Please clean the appliances and be sure that it is empty of materials.  Please remove all doors for safety. 

Unacceptable Items:

More than 7.5 cubic yards of bulk trash, garbage, human waste, yard waste, dead animals, tires, large auto parts, rocks, sand, glass, concrete and remodeling/renovation materials will not be accepted.