Refuse

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Refuse, recycling and yard waste (when in season) collection is performed by an outside contractor, GFL Environmental and is administered through the Department of Public Service. GFL Environmental may be reached at:
 
 GFL Environmental
 6200 Elmridge
 Sterling Heights, MI 48313
 Phone: 866-772-8900
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General Regulations


Refuse, recycling and yard waste (when in season) is collected once each week. Collection occurs between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please have all material placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m.  Residents may also put material out after 5:00 p.m. the night before their collection day per ordinance. Emptied containers must be removed from the curb as soon as possible after collection.

Please note that:
 
  • The refuse collector is not allowed to reach into any container to dislodge contents.
  • No sharps please.
  • All material must be contained, no loose trash.
  • The weight of any refuse bag cannot exceed 40 pounds each, any refuse can cannot exceed 60 pounds each, yard waste containers cannot exceed 50 pounds. Trash must be packaged according to the type of refuse.
  • Rubbish and yard waste containers can only be between 20 - 32 gallon (maximum size) or for rubbish only 20 - 30 gallon plastic bags.  Undersized containers (20 gallons and under) may be considered expendable and may be thrown out with the rubbish.
  • Yard waste cannot be mixed with trash at any time due to State law.
  • The waste hauler can change routes at any time and if material is not out then it will need to wait until your next collection day.