City of Hancock Trash Collection & Recycling


Trash and recycling is collected on Monday mornings East of Elevation Street and Wednesday mornings West of Elevation Street. Items to be picked up must be placed at the curb BEFORE 7:00 a.m.

Waste Management honors the following holidays. Your trash pick-up will be delayed one day later after these holidays for the week of the holiday:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on the weekend, there is no disruption in service.


Trash must be placed in special city bags. The bags are sold for $10 for a package. These bags can be purchased at: the City of Hancock office, Pat’s IGA, Risto Hardware, Holiday Gas Station, Krist Oil.


Special bins are NOT required for recycling. Recyclables can be placed in any bin or tote that is marked “recyclables” to distinguish them from the trash.

The Copper Country Recycle/Reuse website provides a list of acceptable items for recycling.

Questions can be directed to the City of Hancock at 906-482-2720 or Waste Management at 800-963-4776

Resources Links

Houghton County Solid Waste Transfer Station

Another source for disposal of items such as construction materials. More information :