Resident Services

Rubbish Drop Off Day

The dates of the 2017 rubbish days are:

April 22,  July 15, October 14

    All Drop Offs will be located at the RCC (Raisin Recreation Center).

The time to drop off will be from 8 am to 12pm.

    The Raisin Charter Township is again offering its residents an opportunity to dispose of materials that are collecting around their residences.  Tecumseh Township residents are also able to dispose of items at no cost as well.

    City of Tecumseh residents and residents from other Townships are allowed to bring any of the listed trash to the collection site, but will be required to pay at the time of delivery unless prior arrangements are made. The cost to drop off authorized materials is $25.00 per load.

Accepted Items

Although this is not an all inclusive list, these are examples of what we will accept at our collection site:

Old items containing steel, and other metals  (Lawn mowers, Bicycles, Air compressors)

Refrigerators, Freezers, Air conditioners

Open, water based, dried out paint cans        

Mattresses and bed springs

Furniture (couches, chairs, etc)

Trash and junk, plastic                                 


Wire fence

Electronics:  TV’s & Monitors, Stereos, Keyboards, & Computers

Special Items:  Tires – Fee of $5.00 per tire (Tractor tires will be allowed but will require a $25.00 per tire assessment)

We not allowed to accept:

Hazardous materials, including: propane tanks, oil based paint, oil, gasoline or similar products, burn barrels with ashes, building materials, ashes, grass, leaves, twigs and brush, landscaping bricks or stones.


Red Med Box

    The Red Med Box is located in the lobby of the Public Safety department.

At the Raisin Charter Township offices, in the Public Safety department at 5525 Occidental Hwy, Tecumseh MI, 49286.

The Red Med Box will accept:

-Expired and unused medications

-Over-the-counter medications

-Medication Samples

-Pet Medications

-Medicated ointment/lotion/drops

-Unopened epi-pens



    Raisin Township has chosen Steven’s Disposal as our preferred vendor for the Bag-n-Tag service. This service once offered to seniors is now available to all residents. The service gives the resident the ability to pay per bag of garbage without any long term agreements. The ideal customer for Bag-n-Tag would be someone that has a small amount of garbage and requires pickup on a more irregular basis, for example once every two weeks instead of once a week. If you are placing your trash out once a week, the regular service is actually a few dollars per month less.

    The tags are located at the Township Hall on Gady Rd. and Occidental Hwy. for a fee of $2.75/tag. You must register your name and address on the first initial purchase so that Steven’s disposal can add your address to their collection route. If you have a tag but have not registered, Steven’s will not collect your bag. You must register the actual address for which the bag is to be picked up, and the green adhesive sticker must be attached to the bag. Trash collection takes place every Friday.


    Available only to residents who live on public gravel roads. Please contact the office at 517-423-3162 for more information. 

Recycle Center

    Raisin Township has partnered with Tecumseh Township to offer to those residents a 24/7 recycle center. We accept broken down cardboard, plastics, glass, newspaper and magazines.

    Please help us keep it open by being considerate and only using the appropriate recyclable materials and also by keeping it clean.

    The facility is monitored by video surveillance, and anyone placing hazardous materials or rubbish into the containers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Curbside Recycling

    Modern Waste and Steven’s disposal now offer curbside recycling to the residents of Raisin Township. The service is not affiliated with the township and information regarding curbside recycling should be obtained directly from those Companies. Currently Steven’s Disposal offers a tote for recyclables which is picked up every other week. Modern Waste offers weekly service however the resident must place recyclables in a clear bag, and place in regular trash, Modern separates the recyclables from the regular trash at their facility. You do not have to separate the recyclable materials from one another, just from the regular trash. These companies offer a list of what is considered acceptable recycled materials, but in general, paper products, cardboard, plastic, cans, plastic bags, kitchen cookware, glass, phonebooks.


Life Signs

    Life signs are the green address numbers that attach to your mailbox. They help emergency personal find your house in case of emergency. They are available for purchase at the Township office. The numbers mount vertically, unless otherwise requested. The cost is $20, this includes tax.

Dog Licenses

    Every dog old enough to receive its rabies shots is required to have a dog license in Lenawee County. You may purchase the license at the Township office by bringing your dog’s proof of rabies certificate from your veterinarian. You may also mail in the information along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will be happy to mail your license to you. You may also use our after-hours drop box for your convenience.

The cost per license is:

  • Prior to March 1st: $10.00
  • On and after March 1st: $20.00
  • New Dogs/Puppies: $10.00

Yard Waste

Residents of Raisin, the location of the yard waste disposal is no longer the same. For yard waste, please contact Liberty Landfill, at 1-800-788-1177, please call ahead, and there will be a drop off charge. 

  • $2.00 per yard waste bag
  • $10.00 per pick up load
  • $10.00 per axel for a trailer load
  • $75.00 for a dump truck load 

Consumers Energy

    Consumers Energy offers an extensive map to display where there are current electrical outages. Please follow the link to see if your area is currently experiencing an electrical outage:  Click Here

Meals – On – Wheels

    Drivers needed for Meals-On-Wheels. Call the Tecumseh Senior Center at 517-423-5939. Volunteers will be delivering in Tecumseh and surrounding areas. Drivers need a valid license and proof of insurance. Mileage reimbursement available and lunch provided to drivers.