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.
Branches less than four feet in length, bundled, and less than 50 pounds per bundle may be placed at the curb with compost. Do not put branches in cans or bags.
For large branches, call the Department of Public Services at 586-286-9300 to schedule the chipper truck.
There is no need to call for a special pick-up of bulk items. Place appliances, furniture, or mattresses out with your regular trash.
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 change to the collection schedule the week of July 4. All collections will take place Monday-Friday.
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.