The refuse fee was implemented in 2008 when the contract with Great American Disposal (GAD) increased by approximately $4,000 per month. Prior to that time, the refuse costs collection and disposal were paid for by the operating millage of the Township. With the increase, it was decided that the users for the service should be responsible for part of the costs and the refuse fee was created. The Township Board passed an ordinance that requires all residential structures including duplexes and apartment buildings to be charged for the service.
The monthly charge is approximately half of the actual cost with the General Fund or millage paying the other half, which amounts to $150,000 per year.
If this refuse fee is not paid, it will result in a penalty being assessed as well as monthly interest accumulating. If refuse bills are delinquent more than 6 months, they will be placed on the resident's winter tax bill.
Enrollment Form for Automatic Debit Withdrawal
from your Checking or Savings Account
Click on Electronic Funds Transfer Form for a copy of the form. Fill it out and return to:
Chart Township of Breitung
PO Box 160
Quinnesec, MI 49876.