Spring Cleanup Program

Each spring, the City of Portage conducts the Spring Cleanup Program, allowing residents to reduce household clutter and get rid of unwanted household materials by placing items curbside for pickup. The 2024 Spring Cleanup Program, which includes the collection of unwanted household materials, will begin on Monday, April 1, and end on Thursday, May 2. More details and mapping for 2024 will be updated shortly. 

View a collection map to learn the collection date of your neighborhood or use the handy address locator tool below. 


Portage property owners can use this handy address locator tool to determine the three collection dates for each neighborhood.  The tool is live only during the Spring Cleanup Program dates.

Program Details

Questions regarding the annual Spring Collection program can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 329-4444.

Neighborhood collection occurs only once during the Spring Cleanup Program, so it is important to place items at the curb by 7 AM on your scheduled pickup date! 

The Spring Cleanup Program is not performed for commercial establishments, churches or schools, or on private streets. The program can be conducted on private streets, only after every property owner on the private street has signed an indemnification form. Please contact the Department of Public Works at (269) 329-4444 with any questions concerning collection on private streets.

Reminders . . .

  • The City of Portage has no responsibility for items removed from the curbside by private parties.
  • Collection will occur only once in each zone.
  • All items at the curb will be collected – please watch children’s toys.
  • Please separate trash and metals at the curb. 

What Items WILL Be Collected?

  • Bed springs and mattresses.
  • Metal – piled separately – will be collected.
  • Old appliances, including washers, dryers, stoves, and hot water heaters will be collected. 
  • Lawn/yard equipment – drained of oil and fuel.
  • Other items must be bundled, bagged, or boxed. Each package should weigh less than 50 pounds.

What Items WILL NOT Be Collected?

  • Animal waste
  • Brush or leaves (see reverse page)
  • Wood fencing or decking
  • Household garbage
  • Gas or fuel containers 
  • Large auto parts
  • Paint and chemicals
  • Railroad ties or  landscape timbers
  • TVs, Computers & monitors
  • Tires
  • Sand, gravel, or sod
  • Broken concrete
  • Scrap building materials from demolition, construction, or remodeling
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers

It is the responsibility of Portage residents to dispose of the above materials properly. The City of Portage participates in the Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program. Residents are encouraged to call the HHW Hotline at 373-5211 for information regarding hazardous waste drop-off disposal or visit kalcounty.com/hhw.

Note: The Spring Cleanup Program is not performed for commercial establishments, churches, or schools or on private streets (unless every property owner on a private street has signed an indemnification form). Please contact the Department of Public Works at (269) 329-4444 with any questions.