Forms, Publications and Fees

City forms, publications and fee schedules are available for download here. For more information, please contact City offices.

Trash Pick Up Rules

Trash Pick Up Rules
Regular pick up day it THURSDAY unless a Major Holiday falls in that week, then the pickup will be one day later.  Major Holidays are, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Republic yellow bags are available at City Hall, Shakers Party Store and Marathon Gas Station.  A bay of 12 bags is $19.20.  Trash can be put out after 4:00 p.m. the day before the weekly pick up.
Materials Accepted for the Monthly Curbside Cleanup within the city limits of Reed City.
Cleanup will be performed the FIRST Thursday of every month unless a Major Holiday falls that week, then the pickup will be one day later.  All items must be to the curb by 7:00.a.m. but no sooner than the Saturday evening prior to the Thursday pick up.  All items must be boxed, bagged, and/ or in bundles of 4’ or less and weighing less than 45 lbs.  No more than one cubic yard (3’x3’x3’) will be collected per home each month.
Building materials in excess of one cubic yard will not be collected.

  • Lumber must be no longer than 4 foot length
  • Carpet must be cut and rolled into 4 foot lengths and should not exceed 45lbs
  • 4x8 sheet good (plywood, drywall, paneling) will not be collected unless cut into 2’x4’ panels
Bulky items such as

  • Furniture-such as couches, chairs, table, mattresses, etc.
  • Non-Freon appliances(washers, dryers, stoves)
  • Refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners with a “certified Freon removed tag” applied by a licensed heating and cooling contractor.
The Cleanup services will not take the following items:  Standard bagged household garbage are NOT ACCEPTABLE which includes kitchen food waste and other clearly apparent standard refuse which is place out in avoidance of weekly collection i.e. pizza boxes and McDonalds cups.  (I.e. Homes that don’t have regular service using either a prepaid bag or tote service).
Household hazardous waste is NOT ACCEPTABLE and includes the following examples:

  • Liquid Paints (latex, oil based or varnishes)
  • Pesticides or other household chemicals
  • Motor oil or cooking oil
  • Pharmaceuticals, drugs or pills
  • Batteries
  • Tires
For more information regarding household hazardous waste, please view the following web address:
Yard waste is NOT ACCEPTABLE including grass clippings, leaves, twigs, branches, and other garden refuse.
The state of Michigan prohibits household hazardous waste, tires and yard waste from being accepted into the landfill.
No household waste will be collected unless placed in prepaid bags.
Republic Waste Services
Note: Items for monthly clean up are for CITY residents ONLY!
(Residents bringing in items from outside the city will have this services suspended)

Schedule of Fees

City of Reed City Newsletters

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976, establishes procedures to ensure every citizen's right to review or receive copies of existing documents possessed by government entities.

If you would like to inspect or obtain copies of existing public records prepared, owned, used, possessed or retained by the City of Reed City, please use the FOIA Request form, download link below. A request must sufficiently describe an existing public record so as to enable the City to find it.

•  Written requests can be made by delivery to City Hall in person or by mail.
•  A request can also be made by facsimile to City Hall at (231) 832-9166.
•  An e-mail request may be submitted to the City Clerk at this link. To ensure a prompt response, e-mail requests should contain the term "FOIA" or "FOIA Request" in the subject line.

The FOIA requires that the public body either grant, deny or grant in part and deny in part a request for a public record within five (5) business days. When a request for records is made electronically, the request is deemed "received" on the following business day of its transmission. A ten (10) day extension of time in which to respond to a FOIA request may be made by the public body in certain situations.

The City is entitled to recover reasonable costs incurred in responding to a request. You will be advised of that cost at the time you make your request, or soon thereafter. Payment must be received before the document is released.

For your FOIA requests, please download and use the forms at the links below. Thank you.

2017 Water Quality Report

The City of Reed City's annual water quality report is designed to inform you about the quality of our water and services available to you.

Community Comprehensive Plan

The City of Reed City's "Master Plan", dated April 4, 2005.