General Trash Information
YARD WASTE WILL START ON MARCH 27TH 2017
On September 30th 2016 Rizzo Services became part of GFL (Green for Life) Environmental.
There is a Holiday this week, will my trash pick-up be late?
If your regular service day is on a holiday listed below pickup will be delayed one day.
New Year's Day - Memorial Day - Independence Day - Labor Day - Thanksgiving Day - Christmas Day
The city contracts out its regular trash pick-up, yard waste pick-up, and recycling to GFL. The pick-ups are all made on your regularly scheduled trash day. A separate truck is used for each of the above pick-ups and the last pick-up could be late in the day. If your pick-up is not made, call no later than noon the day after the scheduled pick-up and the DPS will find out why.
GFL Customer Care Center: 1-866-772-8900
Click here to visit the GFL website
Place your trash bin at the curb prior to 6:00 am on your pick-up day.
Furniture (Beds, Mattresses, Couches, Chairs, TV Sets, etc.) can be put out with Regular Trash. But the Trash Bin must also be placed out.
Michigan Law prohibits disposing of yard waste in a landfill. This means you are required to separate yard waste from regular trash.
Place Yard Waste at the curb before 6:00 am on your regular trash pickup day 10 feet from your regular trash.
Yard Waste includes Grass Clippings, Leaves, Tree Trimmings, Shrubs, Bushes. Shrubs, bushes and branches must be properly prepared. No longer than three feet lengths and bundled with rope material, no larger than a 15 inch diameter. Condense as much as possible. Dirt, sod, woodchips and large stock wood are not acceptable items for curbside pickup. Use a can no larger than 32 gallons (lid required).
A "COMPOST" STICKER MUST BE ON THE CAN. Stickers are available at the DPS and City Clerk's Offices. Containers can be marked with paint or marker as long as it clearly states "COMPOST".
Large brown paper compost bags may be used for yard waste and do not need special markings. These can be purchased at large retail stores, lawn and garden stores, etc.
Yard Waste will not be accepted in plastic bags, grocery bags, cardboard boxes or other unapproved containers.
Our policy has changed for Special Pickups. There will be a service charge for all special pick ups. $20.00 minimum for the first two yards and $10.00 for every yard thereafter.
Special Pickups are made on Monday only. You must call prior to 2:00 pm the Friday before to schedule during the warm weather season. In the winter months we will try to accommodate your request the next business day.
Special Pickups are limited to dirt, construction wood and debris (not shingles), concrete, sod (not yard waste or leaves) and other large items that the rubbish contractor will not take such as swing sets, chain link fence and poles,pool tables, steel shelving along with other items as determined by the Director. Items will not be eligible for Special Pickup if the work was performed by a Contractor. In those cases, it will be the Contractor's responsibility to dispose of the material.
Work requiring a Building Permit must have a permit before the material will be picked up.
Lumber and other Wood items will be taken. Tree limbs, bush, shrubs, and other yard waste items will not be taken as Special Pickup.
Tires, shingles, and old railroad ties will not be taken.
The transfer station is open Fridays and Saturdays beginning the first full weekend in April and the last weekend in December from 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and now on Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Transfer Station will be closed when the City of Woodhaven City Hall is closed for a holiday.
** During our winter season (first weekend in January through last weekend in March) Woodhaven's Transfer Station will now be open on Saturdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Expanded hours will begin first weekend in April through the last weekend in December.
Yard Waste, tires, shingles, motor oil, household hazardous waste, concrete, bricks, dirt, and railroad ties are some examples of the items not accepted.
The transfer station is opened to City of Woodhaven residents only. I.D. is required when using the transfer station. Materials must have come from residents Woodhaven property and work must have been performed by resident not contractor.