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Trash & Recycling Collection
For trash collection issues and other questions, please call 586-286-9300.
Scroll down for Holiday Schedule and Trash Collection Maps.
Use plastic trash bags for rubbish and place at the street curb before 6:30 a.m., but no earlier than 6 p.m. of the preceding evening. Plastic bags must be tied and placed into the provided trash cart. To view cart placement guidelines and other information, please view the Guidelines for Cart Placement (PDF).
Glass and Sharp Objects
Wrap glass and sharp objects in heavy newspaper before disposal.
Cardboard boxes must be flattened and tied together.
Carpeting must be rolled, bundled, and tied in four-foot lengths no heavier than 50 pounds each.
Latex paint cans may be placed at the curb or in the trash cart only if the lids are removed, and any leftover paint is completely dry. Cat litter or sand may be added to speed up the drying process. Oil-based paint is considered a hazardous material.
Do not dispose of hazardous materials with your rubbish. Instead, contact the Macomb County Hazardous Waste Department at 586-469-5236 or via the Macomb County Household Hazardous Waste Collection page.
Construction Materials, Rocks, Dirt, Sod, Bricks & Concrete
Construction materials, rocks, dirt, sod, bricks, and concrete are not considered household rubbish and will not be removed by the trash hauler.
The annual yard waste removal program runs from the beginning of April through the end of the leaf drop season, generally at the beginning or middle of December. The determined start and stop dates each year depending on the weather and, once determined, are posted on the Public Service webpage.
The program includes picking up and removing all vegetation, yard waste, grass clippings, and leaves. The Township contractor will collect compost materials on your regular rubbish pick-up day.
Leaves, grass, and yard waste must be placed inside paper compost bags or 32-gallon trash cans with no bags. Trash cans must be affixed with a compost sticker available at the Department of Public Services or by calling 586-286-9300.
Compost containers must not be heavier than 50 pounds. Sod and dirt are not accepted.
To Be Collected by Waste Hauler
- Cut less than 4 feet in length
- Bundle less than 50 lbs. OR place in yard waste bags/32-gallon can be marked compost
- Place at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled trash service day
To Be Chipped by Township
- Branches must be over 4 feet in length and under 8 inches in diameter
- Stack at the curb, unbundled, with the cut ends together
- Township will chip branches when they reach your area
- The chipper operates throughout the year, following established routes
Root balls and vines must be placed in yard waste bags/compost cans for collection on your trash service day. No logs or firewood will be collected or chipped.
Branches resulting from work done by private contractors will not be collected.
To order a large recycling cart, call GFL at 866-772-8900.
Recycling is an ever-evolving program. For the most accurate information please view GFL Material Guidelines.
Update from GFL regarding the recycling of cups and cartons.
There is no need to call for a special pick-up of bulk items. Place appliances, furniture, or mattresses out with your regular trash.
2022 Yard Waste and Compost Pick up Ends
Yard waste and compost pick up for 2022 will end on Friday, December 23, 2022. Yard waste and compost will resume pick up in April 2023.
Holiday Schedule for Trash Collection
If one of these observed holidays falls on a weekday, trash collection will be one day behind for the remainder of the week, with Friday’s collection on Saturday.
GFL Environmental Services observes the following holidays:
Memorial Day: There will be no collection on Monday, May 30th. All collections will be delayed by one day that week.
Independence Day: There will be no collection on Monday, July 4th. All collections will be delayed by one day that week.
Labor Day: There will be no collection on Monday, September 5th. All collections will be delayed by one day that week.
Thanksgiving: There will be no collection on Thursday, November 24th. All Thursday and Friday collections will be delayed by one day that week.
Christmas: There will be no change to the collection schedule the week of Christmas. All collections will take place Monday-Friday.
New Year’s Day: There will be no change to the collection schedule the week of New Year's Day. All collections will take place Monday-Friday.
All refuse, recycling and yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m. to ensure pick-up. GFL will not pick-up refuse or recycling that is placed past the sidewalk on private property. All recycling must be placed separately from your refuse on the opposite side of your driveway.
For questions or more information on solid waste collection call GFL Environmental USA Inc. at 844-464-3587.
Trash Collection Maps
View the Trash Collection Map (PDF).
If you are looking for more detail, this interactive map shows your collection days when you search with your exact address.