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Other than it was mistakenly not picked up there may be several reasons why your garbage was not picked up. Below are some possible reasons:
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Regular household garbage.
Yes! Bags are required to eliminate odors, spills, and rodents. Please keep lids closed at all times to help keep our community litter-free.
For the occasional bag or two, please place it alongside your cart. If you need an additional cart, you will have to purchase one.
Please call Green for Life (GFL) Customer Service at 844-464-3587 or visit the Green for Life website. The cost per recycling cart is $65 and $75 for trash carts.
No! Yard waste will continue to be collected separately, in paper compost bags or 32 to 35-gallon cans with a 50-pound weight limit marked yard waste.
No! Bulk waste, such as appliances and furniture, will continue to be collected separately. There is no longer a limit on the number of bulky items you may place at the curb for pickup.
Please note: Evictions and move-outs may be subject to a removal and cleanup charge.
Please place your trash and recycling cart in the street, close to the curb, or next to your driveway approach. Please see the diagrams on the Guidelines for Cart Placement showing how carts should be set out for collection. If you live along a major thoroughfare where no parking is allowed in the street such as Beech Daly or 7 Mile Road, etc. Do not place your container in the street. Place it on the edge of your property close to the curb.
The new carts have a ten-year warranty! If you experience any issues, please contact Green for Life (GFL) Customer Service at 844-464-3587 for assistance.
No, but it sure will help! Good housekeeping is required by all residents and we are making it easier for you with this new problem.
Yard waste pickup takes place the same day as your regular trash pickup from April through mid-December. It begins the Monday of the first full week of April and ends on the second Friday of December. If you have yard waste after the pickup ends in December you will be required to store it out of view from the street until pickups resume in April when the compost landfills reopen. Please place your yard waste 5 feet away from your regular trash.
Materials involved in construction or remodeling (including large boards, drywall, floor/ceiling tiles), cement, and auto parts/tires are not acceptable for pickup because of the damage that can occur to the sanitation vehicle's packer mechanism and are excluded as acceptable waste items under our waste hauling contract. Residents who need to dispose of these types of materials may use one of the two landfills listed below that are available to the public. We suggest you call first to find out the days/hours they are open and to find out what fees you will be charged, as they are subject to change. Tire stores will take used tires and there is usually a small cost associated with the disposal. Those with large amounts of construction or remodeling debris may want to consider renting a small dumpster or hiring a private hauling company.
Development Landfill(Redford residents receive a reduced fee at this location)5011 S Lilley RoadCanton, MI 48188Phone: 734-397-2623
Arbor Hills Landfill10690 W Six Mile RoadNorthville, MI 48168Toll-free number: 888-443-1717
During some years (depending on the budget) the Township holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day where residents may drop off hazardous items for disposal at no charge. Wayne County also sponsors four drop-off sites per year (usually from April through October) where any County resident with proof of County residency may drop off hazardous waste at no charge. The County rotates its sites between different communities each year and several have already been hosted here in Redford Township. The Township has also sponsored, along with Wayne County, several annual "Electronic Waste Collection Days, in an effort to keep old, unused, or hazardous electronics out of our landfills. Information about available hazardous waste or electronic collection sites is posted on the Township website on the home page and/or the Central Maintenance page, as well as on local cable television stations (Channel 8 on Bright House, Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse, and Channel 10 on WOW).
If for some reason a resident cannot wait until a scheduled drop-off day or it is at a time of year there are none scheduled, there is a "Wayne County - Resource Recovery Guide (PDF)" available on the Township's Central Maintenance page that provides contact information for companies you can contact directly. Be aware, however, that they will charge you a fee for the disposal of your hazardous items. There is no charge when using a collection site sponsored by Wayne County but you must provide proof you are a Country resident. Call 734-326-3936 for County dates and locations.
Redford Township does not currently offer a branch chipping service, as it was eliminated on May 1, 2010, as part of budget cuts. As an alternative, we suggest that residents who have a large number of branches that need chipping contact a local tree service company that can provide them with this service. Also, the local Redford Chamber of Commerce (phone number 313-535-0960) may have member tree service companies that they can recommend to you.
Another alternative (if you only have a small number of branches, twigs, or shrubs and they are less than 1½ inches in diameter) is to cut them into lengths of 4 feet or less and tie them into bundles (18 inches in diameter) or place them into yard waste receptacles. The bundles or receptacles cannot weigh more than 60 pounds and should be set next to your other yard waste receptacles. Landscape and tree service contractors are responsible for the removal of all tree materials remaining as a result of their work.
Occasionally and unintentionally yard waste has been overlooked for pickup at some homes. It may have been overlooked because a vehicle blocked it from the driver's view or the outside of the can was not marked "Yard Waste". There are also other reasons the yard waste was not collected. All yard waste must be in either brown paper yard waste bags (which are sold at local hardware or retail home stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) or in trash cans no larger than 35-gallon capacity size with two outside handles. The cans must also clearly be marked "yard waste" on the outside. Under no circumstances may yard waste be placed in plastic bags. Under State, law landfills may not accept yard waste in plastic bags. Also, yard waste will not be taken if you have mixed it with any of the following unacceptable items: stumps, logs, root balls, stones, straws, apples, dirt, or sod. The bags or containers will also not be emptied if they are more than 45 pounds in weight.