Other Township Officials
Roger Seely - Supervisor Gary Bluschke - Trustee Jerry Jones - Building Official/Ordinance Officer
Denise Cook - Clerk Chuck Garlanger - Trustee Sue Rice - Assessor
Dave Vonk - Treasurer Ron Griffin - Trustee Ross Bates - Chief of Police
Tim Fenderbosch - Manager Melissa Schultz - Trustee
3000 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 147
Saint Joseph MI 49085-0147
Phone (269) 429-7703
Fax (269) 429-2079
Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (except holidays).
Rubbish & Recycle Services
3290 Hennessey Rd
Watervliet, Michigan 49098
Phone (269) 463-3232
Contract Service Dates for Yard Waste:
April 1st through December 1st
Best Way Observes the Following 2013 Holidays:
January 1st - New Year’s Day
May 27th - Memorial Day
July 4th - Independence Day
September 2nd - Labor Day
November 28th - Thanksgiving Day
December 25th - Christmas Day
If a holiday falls on your regularly-scheduled collection day, that day and every collection day
subsequent to that day will be moved back one day for the remainder of that week
Since 1994, the State of Michigan has banned the dumping of yard waste in its sanitary landfills. The thought was that this renewable refuse should be recycled into compost, rather than taking up space in landfills. Since then, we have required the separation of yard waste from household garbage. Two different trucks do a pick up on rubbish day. One goes to the landfill with your garbage, and the other to the compost site with your yard waste.
no plastic bags of any sort will be picked up
for the compostable materials, even if they are biodegradable or
compostable. For the
convenience of our residents, Best Way Disposal has tried to allow different plastic bags in the compost site over the past several years, but each had
created problems. This year, yard waste will only be picked up if it is in one of the following containers:
The large paper “Kraft” yard waste bags.
These bags may be purchased at any department store: Roger’s,
Martin’s, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s,
Meijer, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc., or from Kirsch Carton. These bags hold much more than the plastic ones, and leave, grass, and small twigs
can be “squished” without easily tearing them.
Best Way will rent out a large, wheeled cart for $25 for the season.
Or, you may purchase your own cart.
Please make certain that you
label it “Yard Waste” so they know which truck to use for removal of its contents. Our office can provide you with labels if you need them.
A different plastic container, such as a plastic garbage can with a lid. Again, please make sure it’s labeled as “Yard Waste”.
Please note that Best Way Disposal is not responsible for damage done to garbage receptacles.
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