Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Public Services

How do I get rid of my household trash?
The City of Perry contracts with Granger to pick up trash within the City.
Trash is picked up every Monday beginning at 7 a.m.
Trash is limited to six bags per household (Three in the Cart and three next to the cart.)
The Cart/Trash must be at the curb by 7 a.m. Monday.
Bags cannot exceed 35-lbs. each.
Large items are also picked up for an additional fee
(i.e. anything that won't fit in a trash bag, furniture, appliances, etc.). 

For a price on items not listed, persons may call Perry City Hall prior to the time of expected pick up.

Large items will NOT be picked up unless City Hall is contacted first.
Are there any items that Granger will not accept?
There are items that will not be picked up, including, but not limited to, lead batteries, sewage, yard trimmings,
tires with rims, 
hazardous waste, liquids (no paint in paint cans, oil or turpentine), radioactive materials,
drums/barrels that are not empty, 
compressed gas cylinders (including propane), appliances with freon, ignitable,
corrosive, reactive or toxic materials, 
medical wastes, asbestos, large amounts of demolition materials and wood.
Is there a Spring Clean-Up Week in Perry?
There is a Spring Clean-Up Week in Perry. Although the date(s) change annually, the community event is usually held
about the third weekend in May. Advance promotion is publicized on the City Website, Facebook and local newspapers.
How do I report a Street Light Outage or Traffic Signal Malfunction?
Malfunctioning street lights within the City may be reported by logging the Consumers Energy web site;
or by calling City Hall, 625-6155.
How do I get information about costs and permits for sewer/water hook-up fees, and meter sets?
DPW Superintendent John Souder can provide the information regarding meters and Water/Sewer connection.
He can be reached 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling City Hall, (517)-625-6155.
How does the City of Perry calculate my Water/Sewer bill?
City residents are billed Monthly for Sewer, Water, Trash Pick-Up and Yard Waste Disposal.
Please watch your monthly bill for usage that you believe is greater than you normally use.
You may have a slow leak that adds up quickly.
FYI: A normal family of four uses 6,000 to 8,000-gallons of water monthly.
How can I dispose of grass clippings, leaves, and yard waste?
** See the Department of Public Works (DPW) page for the Details and Current Pick-Up Calendar **
However, Recreational Burning is allowed for grilling, etc. Guidelines for Open Burning may be found in
City of Perry Ordinance 678.03.


203 W. Polly St.
Perry, MI. 48872


Phone: (517) 625-6155
Fax: (517) 625-6157
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