residential Garbage CollectionGarbage collection is provided by Green for Life (GFL) .  Garbage day is Thursday unless a holiday falls on Monday-Thursday and then garbage will be collected on Friday.  The holidays referenced are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  The pickup route may change periodically so garbage should be placed curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. on collection day.

Weekly Curbside trash pickup on Thursdays

  •  You are allowed one 95-gal tote and two 30-gal bags outside your tote.  The two 30-gal bags must be tied and cannot exceed 35 pounds or 30-gal in capacity. 
  • Garbage is picked up on only one side of the street so you may have to place your garbage across from your house.  If you are new to the area, please observe where your neighbors are placing their garbage. 
  • One bulk item per week to be removed on Thursdays, this item may be placed with your regular garbage but may not be picked up at the same time.
    • Acceptable large item materials:
      • Couches, chairs, benches
      • one bundle of construction/building material
      • one bundle of dry carpet that is bundled in lengths no longer than 3ft and weighing no more than 35lbs.
      • Appliances such as washer, dryers, and water heaters. Appliances containing Freon will not be accepted.
  • Curbside composting service for two weeks in Spring and four weeks in Fall. 
    • This service will occur on Fridays and is an addition to your regular City provided Monday compost pickup. 
    • Spring composting will be the last two Fridays in May. 
    • Fall composting will be every Friday in October
      • All Yard waste/compost material must be in biodegradable bags.
      • Bags must not exceed 30-lbs in weight.  
      • Bags must be dry on collection day (they will not remove wet yard waste/compost bags)
The State has regulations that prohibit GFL from collecting certain items including carbonated beverage containers, used oil, motor vehicle tires, lead acid batteries, yard clippings, medical waste, sewage, asbestos and items containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  Information on proper disposal of these items may be obtained from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s Web site or by contacting GFL at (989) 588-6000.