Emterra Environmental

Telephone: 989-658-2594

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Any questions about trash service can  also be directed to a township representative.  If you live within the village limits, please contact the Village of Unionville. 


Columbia Township, in conjunction with Emterra Environmental, offers a curbside waste collection and recycling program for residents outside of the Village of Unionville limits. Fees for this service are assessed on resident’s tax bill.

Trash collection – Place your trash at the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays


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TRASH and RECYCLING PICK UP IS PROVIDED WEEKLY.  If a holiday falls on or before your scheduled day, pickup will be one (1) day later than normal. If a holiday falls on a weekend, your scheduled pick up day will NOT change. OBSERVED HOLIDAYS ARE: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SET AT THE CURB BY 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of pick up.  Containers should not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds each. For those with special pick up needs, contact your Township Office.
UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS:  Tires, concrete, fencing, any contractor generated materials, free liquids (paints, pesticides, etc), car parts, appliances containing Freon, fluorescent bulbs (in excess of seven per household), car batteries, syringes/ needles, hazardous waste, poisons, dead animals, industrial manufacturing waste, oil, rock and brick.


Recycling Guidelines: Collection for recycling products will occur weekly, same day as regular trash collection. Accepted recycling materials include newspapers, cardboard, boxboard, magazines, tin, aluminum, glass and plastics #1-#7. Items must be placed in a clearly marked separate container from the trash. Recycling items DO NOT need to be separated.



Board of Review 

Columbia Twp Library

Community Room

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

at 11:00 am 

TOWNSHIP OF COLUMBIA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED CAREGIVER CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND HIGH AMPERAGE ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT PLEASE BE NOTIFIED that the Columbia Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, the 20th day of July 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia Township Hall at 6456 Center St., Unionville, MI 48767. 

  The purpose of this public hearing will be to consider a proposed Caregiver Cultivation of Medical Marijuana and High Amperage Zoning Ordinance Amendment for the Township of Columbia. Copies of the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment may be obtained from the Township Clerk by calling 989/280-9602. All interested persons are encouraged to attend this public hearing. Any opinions you have on the proposed amendment can be presented at the public hearing or may be submitted in writing to the Township Clerk at the above address prior to the hearing. Christine Kolar Columbia Township Clerk

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