New residents must contact city hall to set up their utility account. A $75 deposit is required from all new renters and property owners. If the account is paid on time for 12 consecutive months and no penalties are accumulated, the deposit will be credited to your utility bill on the 13th billing cycle.
City residents are billed monthly for water, sewer, trash and yard waste pick-up. As set forth by City Ordinance, the base fee is charged monthly regardless of occupancy or usage. Bills are mailed on or before the first of each month and Due by the 15th of the month regardless of the day of the week. After the 15th of the month, a 10% penalty is added to the balance.
A secure drop box is located outside the main doors on the west side of City Hall for customer convenience.
Utility bills may be paid at city hall or over the phone with a debit or credit card.
A nominal fee of 3% or minimum of $2 is charged by the processing company for utilizing this payment option, which is not collected by the City of Perry.
Direct Debit (ACH) is also available for paying monthly bills. Mail to/drop off completed forms at city hall. *NOTE: Please allow two weeks to one month to implement the first automatic payment withdrawal.
Trash removal is included with the monthly utility bill and is currently billed at $8.50 per customer per month. Trash is picked-up every Monday, and should be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. If Monday is a holiday, trash may be picked-up the following day. A change in the pick-up date is generally posted on this website, at City Hall, and on the City’s Facebook page. Trash must be in plastic bags weighing 35-pounds or less. Customers are allowed six bags per week: three bags inside the cart and three bags next to the cart. Trash pick-up includes household wastes ONLY – NO yard waste and NO construction materials.
View this helpful guide on how to place your cart for collection day.
For disposal of large items, persons must contact city hall (517-625-6155) on or before the Friday prior to the Monday trash pick-up. Large (bulk) items will be picked-up Tuesday (MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED) and billed when the bill is received from Granger.
Yes they can use their own personal container for the 3 bags that will be allowed on the outside of the cart. A total of 6 bags (3 inside and 3 outside of the cart) is allowed per customer.
However, Granger is not responsible for personal containers. Personal containers will wear out over time and can become brittle in cold weather. Granger also asks that everything in the personal container will be in trash bags.
Placing the containers 2 feet apart is a good practice to follow, however, if it sets further than that the driver will assume that what is in the container is not meant for him and he will leave it.
Yes. Call City Hall to request a second cart be delivered by Granger. Your utility bill will reflect a double (12-bags) trash billing.
Yes, Granger can pick up un-wanted personal containers. The customer will need to place a note on the container asking Granger to take it.
There will be no additional charge for taking a customer's personal container.
Granger recognizes the following major holidays:
All Granger offices and operations are closed for these holidays. Curbside collections for the day of a holiday and each day following, during that week, will be delayed by one day. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there are no closings or service delays.
Luckily, having cart service with Granger means your cart will be replaced free of charge anytime it breaks.
That's also why it's a good idea to have a Granger cart instead of using a personal container. Carts are commercial-grade containers that are made to put up with the wear and tear of being serviced every week. Personal containers are not as durable. They're more easily broken and that's why Granger can't be responsible for them.
If your Curby Cart is in need of repair, call Granger (1-888-9GRANGER -- 1-888-947-2643) or send a message to Granger (www.grangerwasteservices.com/request-service/cart-request/) and another cart will be delivered on the next delivery day.
Your Curby Cart is bound to smell less than pleasant at some point. That's what happens when you put trash in something. Carts are not replaced because they smell. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your cart smelling fresher:
As unlikely as it may seem, Curby Carts do get stolen occasionally. If your cart comes up missing, give Granger a call(1-888-9GRANGER -- 1-888-947-2643) or send a message to Granger to get a new cart (www.grangerwasteservices.com/request-service/cart-request/).
You may find that one of your neighbors is putting trash in your cart. You may have to play detective for a while, unfortunately.
If you happen to find some evidence (like a piece of mail with a name and address on it) in your trash, contact City Hall (517-625-6155)
As an option of disposing of large items and/or large amounts of other trash, residents are welcome to take items to the Southwest Shiawassee Waste Center, 1470 West Britton Road, midway between Perry and Morrice. Commonly known as the “Transfer Station,” the disposal station is operated by the Village of Morrice.
For current hours of operation, or more information call: (517) 625-7005 or visit their website.
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