Waste Management Services

Waste Management Services (WMS) is responsible for the collection and disposal of all non-hazardous waste and recyclable materials on the University's Ann Arbor campus. WMS does not service the main Hospital complexes. WMS collects and recycles the following materials: pallets, scrap metal, rigid polystyrene, hardcover books, food waste/compost, and student donations during move-out. In addition, WMS provides street sweeping, excavating services, and roll-off dumpsters.

The Waste Management staff are experts in their field with the goal of being the waste and recycling service provider of choice to the University community. Our staff are equipped with four 40 yard compactor trucks, one 25 cubic yard rear load compactor truck, one roll-off truck, and a variety of other utility vehicles.

Address and Office Hours

1655 Dean Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2159
Phone: +1 (734) 647-9639

Office Hours
Monday - Saturday
5:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Contact Title Phone Number Alternate
Sam Moran Operations Foreman (734) 647-9639 (734) 260-3538
Facilities Service Center After Hours (734) 647-2059  

Core Services

Solid Waste Collection and Disposal

With daily refuse collection routes we are able to service the university community 6 days a week. In the event that a location is in need of an extra pick up, please call (734) 647-9639. Please view the refuse pricing guide.

Building or office clean outs: Please plan ahead for building or office clean outs. Waste Management can provide extra containers for refuse and recycling. Please call (734) 647-9639.

Construction and Demolition Waste Collection and Disposal

With a large supply of roll off containers ranging from 10 - 30 yards WMS has the ability to remove construction debris or refuse from on and off campus sites. Please call Facilities Service Center (FSC) at (734) 647-2059 to request a work order for this service. Request shop R1001.

Recycling and Food Waste

Requesting information about recycling at the UM is easier than ever by contacting us at recycle@umich.edu or visit Recycle @ UM.

Scrap Wood, Metal, and Bulky Items

Scrap wood, wood pallets, scrap metal, filters and bulky items are collected and brought to appropriate locations for processing. Please separate by material and put in the building dock area or dedicated refuse and recycling location. Bulky items (i.e. large boxes and crates) need to be broken down prior to pick up. Please call (734) 647-9639 to arrange for pick up.

Installation, Service, and Maintenance of Compactors and Dumpsters

Waste Management strives to keep the UM campus and properties clean and functional. If your location is in need of a compactor/dumpster repair please call (734) 647-9639. We will always provide temporary dumpsters in case the onsite compactor or dumpster is temporarily removed.

Street Sweeping Services

Street sweeping services are provided 5 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call (734) 647-9639 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. After normal hours, call the Facilities and Operations call center at (734) 647-2059.

Excavating Services

Please call (734) 647-9639 during normal business hours or the Facilities and Operations call center at (734) 647-2059 after hours for scheduling.


Waste Management Services does not charge for recycling pickups for their refuse customers.

Collection Item Price per Unit
Refuse Bulk $8.57 Cubic Yard
Refuse Compactor $18.56 Cubic Yard
Refuse Overflow $18.00 Cubic Yard
Scrap Wood $18.00 Cubic Yard
Scrap Metal $0.00 Cubic Yard
Food Waste $12.50 Per Cart
Dumpster Delivery $25.00 Per Unit
Roll Off 10 YD 15 YD 20 YD 30 YD
Refuse $250.00 $350.00 $375.00 $400.00
Scrap Wood $200.00 $300.00 $325.00 $350.00
Scrap Metal $200.00 $300.00 $325.00 $350.00