Trash & Recycling Collection

  1. Trash Collection
  2. Yard Waste & compost
  3. Recyclable Items
  4. Bulk Items

Rubbish

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

Cardboard boxes must be flattened and tied together.

Carpeting

Carpeting must be rolled, bundled, and tied in four-foot lengths no heavier than 50 pounds each.

Latex Paint

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.

Hazardous Materials

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.

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 31.  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 6.  All collections will be delayed by one day that week.

Thanksgiving: There will be no collection on Thursday, November 25.  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.