Trash Collection Schedule
Yard waste pick up starts April 1st and ends on your last scheduled collection day during the second week of December. Collection will resume again the first week of April
If you are unsure of your collection day, please call GFL Environmental Services at
their customer care center 866-772-8900 Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM
PREMIUM BRUSH CHIPPING
GFL Environmental Services is offering to Harrison Township residents brush chipping once a month as a courtesy. On the first full week of each month, GFL Environmental Services will collect properly prepared brush at the curb or road right-of-way on your regular collection day. Residents will be required to place trimmed brush/branches at the curb or road right-of-way. Please place butt ends toward the street, neatly stacked, with branches not exceeding 2–3 inches in diameter or 12 feet in length. This service is provided to residents that maintain their own property and would exclude brush/branches placed out by a landscape or forestry service contractor.
HOUSEHOLD SOLID WASTE
Please place household solid waste out in plastic bags, up to 32 gallon plastic or metal containers and/or large wheeled carts, 3-4 feet from mailboxes, trees, shrubs, vehicles or other obstructions by 7:00A.M. To provide a safe environment in every neighborhood, please remove containers from the collection point as soon as possible following collection.
To eliminate spillage and possible injury, please do not overload containers. Should you place out for collection 32 gallon metal or plastic containers the weight limit should not exceed 60 pounds, container and contents or 200 lbs for large wheeled carts.
GFL Environmental Services observes:
|New Year's Day||Memorial Day|
|Independence Day||Labor Day|
|Thanksgiving Day||Christmas Day|
Please remember that if a holiday falls on a weekday, your scheduled service day will be delayed by one day. Regular collection will resume the following week.
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS & HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
GFL Environmental Services cannot accept any hazardous chemicals that the USEPA considers dangerous and that can catch fire, react or explode when mixed with other substances or if it is corrosive or toxic during the normal weekly collection schedule. This may include: Ammunition, antifreeze, fire extinguishers, gasoline, lacquers, oils, or any other product labeled dangerous, flammable, combustible,poisonous or corrosive.
Disposal of hazardous chemicals with your regular household trash is strictly prohibited. Liquid, powder and/or granular substances, when placed in a plastic bag or carts, could catch fire, cause an explosion, burn or spray when it is compacted into our vehicles or mix with other products and cause serious injury and even fatalities. Please read all directions and precautions prior to use.
Whenever you need to discard containers and/or products leftover, please read all warnings and dispose of according to the manufactures recommendations. Please contact the Macomb County Health Department at (586) 466-7923, option #5, for proper disposal of household hazard waste material.
BULKY WASTE–APPLIANCES & FURNITURE
The collection of large bulky waste, such as appliances and furniture, will continue to be part of your solid waste program. You may set out large bulky items on your regular scheduled service day for collection. You may also call GFL Environmental Services Customer Care Center at (866) 772-8900 if you wish to schedule a pickup.
Please place large bulky items out separate from other products for collection and have out by 7:00A.M. Large items may include: washers, dryers, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, hot water tanks, stoves, microwaves, couches, chairs, tables, dressers and other large items.
FYI: Please remove the doors and racks from refrigerators and freezers prior to setting out for collection. Also, it is the contractor’s responsibility to make sure Freon is extracted according to current environmental standards.
Yard waste collection will continue to be part of your solid waste program. GFL Services will be collecting yard waste on your regular scheduled service day. Yard waste will also be collected in a separate truck starting April 1 of each year and ending on Friday of the second full week in December. Please have your yard waste set out for collection by 7:00A.M.
Yard waste includes: Garden waste, leaves, lawn cuttings, shrubs & tree trimmings/pruning waste. Yard waste will be collected in plastics or metal containers marked “yard waste”. Biodegradable (Kraft bags) yard waste paper bags can also be set out for collection during the compost season. Please keep in the mind weight restrictions on 32 gallon containers is 60 pounds.
FYI: Brush and tree limbs larger than 2 inches in diameter and bundled will be collected with the trash. Bundles should not exceed 4 feet in length, 18 inches in diameter and 60 pounds in weight. Please tie with heavy twine or rope.
Not considered yard waste:
MAY I STILL USE MY RECYCLE BIN?
You may still use your existing recycling bin to store recyclables during the week. All the items may be mingled together. Material must be clean and uncontaminated. Dirty, improperly prepared or unacceptable materials cannot be collected. The bin must be out for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on your regular collection day.
PORCELAIN PRODUCTS: Porcelain products can cause serious injury when broken and placed out for collection. If you do have a porcelain product, such as a toilet, sink or tub, and it is broken, please beware and take adequate precautions. Whenever possible, please tape cardboard over the sharp edges and mark accordingly.
BROKEN GLASS: If you need to dispose of broken glass, please wrap in several layers of newspaper and mark “Broken Glass Enclosed.” *Please never place broken glass or other sharp objects in plastic bags.
TRAVEL TIPS: GFL Services share the roadways we travel. Please be extremely careful when approaching one of the GFL Service trucks, slow down and expect the unexpected. The safety of our employees, customers and the general public is of the utmost importance. GFL Services has a zero tolerance for unsafe acts by our employees. If you experience any difficulties, please contact the Customer Care Center at (866) 772-8900.
LATEX PAINT: Latex paint can be disposed of with your regular household trash if dried or solidified as follows before you set it out at the point of collection. If you only have a small amount of paint left, you can allow it to dry out. Find an area protected from children, pets and the weather but with adequate ventilation. Remove the lid and allow the paint to dry. This works well for small quantities, such as an inch or two. When the paint is thoroughly dry, the remaining hardened material can be placed in your solid waste container. Please leave the lid off so we can see the paint has hardened. For large quantities or partially full cans, mix in equal amounts of absorbent material such as sand, oil dry or cat litter to solidify the paint prior to collection and disposal.
Please remember: Do not dump paint or any other type of hazardous chemicals on the ground, down a storm drain, or sanitary sewer where it can travel directly to surface and/or ground water or any waterway.