HOLIDAY TRASH COLLECTION
GFL observes the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
If the holiday falls on a Monday through Friday, all services will be delayed 1-day. If the holiday falls on a weekend, there will be no delays.
Wyandotte City Council adopted Ordinance #1389 which requires a metal, durable plastic, or approved container of equal material to be used for the collection of solid waste. The Ordinance takes effect FEBRUARY 1, 2014. PLASTIC BAGS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AS A CONTAINER FOR TRASH. Plastic bags may be placed inside your container. With the exception of toters leased from the City, containers must be 32 gallons or less and have a water tight, fly-proof and odor-proof cover.
There is a maximum weight limit of sixty (60) pounds for the container. Containers that do not meet these requirements will not be collected. Containers shall not be placed for collection before 6:00 p.m. of the day preceding the day scheduled for collection, but no later than 5:00 am on your collection day and all empty containers shall be removed no later than 8:00 pm of the day following collection.
- Use of large, bulky containers over 32-gallons in size for solid waste can cause serious injuries to sanitation workers including wrist sprains and back injuries.
- Collection workers lift between 800 and 1,000 containers per day. Although these larger cans are easy to drag/roll to the curb, it is very difficult to lift four feet off the ground to dump in the collection vehicle.
- Studies have shown that injuries decreased by over 50% with these limits.
Please assist us in creating a safer working environment and do not use containers over 32-gallons at the curb.
If you have a large container you would like to dispose of, please place a sign on the container saying, “THROW CAN AWAY”.
NOTICE CITY OF WYANDOTTE TRASH COLLECTION - PLASTIC BAGS / TRASH CONTAINERS
Effective FEBRUARY 1, 2014, PLASTIC BAGS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AS A CONTAINER FOR TRASH. Household trash must be placed in a metal, durable plastic, or approved container of equal material. Plastic bags may be placed inside the container.
Containers must be 32 gallons or less and have a water tight, fly-proof and odor-proof cover. There is a maximum weight limit of sixty (60) pounds for each container. Containers that do not meet these requirements will not be collected.
Containers shall not be placed for collection before 6:00 p.m. of the day proceeding the day scheduled for collection, but no later than 5:00 a.m. on your collection day and all empty containers shall be removed no later than 8:00 p.m. of the day of collection.
If you choose to utilize a container larger than 32 gallon, you must lease a 96 gallon toter from the City of Wyandotte. Any other type of container over 32 gallon will not be collected. See Wyandotte’s Website for leasing information.
Toters for trash collection are available for lease on a two (2) year basis at a cost of $88.00. After 2 year - $3.63 a month. These toters are 96 gallon containers that hold regular trash. These toters make it easy to contain trash and prevent nuisance that is associated with refuse storage and collection. Contact the Department of Public Service at 734-324-4581 with any questions. If you would like to pay by credit card over the phone, please call Customer Service at 734-324-7190.
Bulky items would be considered anything you are not able to place in a refuse container or bag. Examples of these items would include: carpeting (must be bundled, no more than 4 ft in length and secured for one person to handle), water heaters, mattresses and box springs - MUST BE WRAPPED IN PLASTIC, furniture and large appliances. For the safety of others, you MUST remove doors from refrigerators or freezers and place on side. The maximum weight for bulky items is 120 pounds per item.
SPECIAL REFUSE STICKER
Special Refuse Stickers are required for the following items because they require additional handling:
Tires- without rim $2.00 Tires with rim $3.00 (for Pick Up ONLY)
Tires can be taken to Silver Lining Recycling for a fee of $2.00 without a rim and $3.00 with a rim.
Silver Lining Recycling is located at 3776 11th Street, Wyandotte
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am. to 5:30pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Refrigerator/Freezer/Air Conditioner/Dehumidifier with or without Freon Removed $15.00
(Certified sticker must be attached if Freon is removed)
Special Refuse Stickers can be purchased at the Department of Engineering and Building at City Hall, 3200 Biddle Avenue, Suite 200, Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm or at the Department of Public Service 4201 13th Street from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday.
GFL will NOT collect any of the following items: hazardous materials; liquids of any kind; yard waste mixed with solid waste; dead animals; large auto/truck parts; stone/rock; dirt; any amounts of construction and demolition materials or any other material banned by state law. In accordance with State Law WM cannot accept yard waste during regular solid waste collection.
Commercial Businesses may receive weekly dumpster service as low as $70.00 per month. Contact Dave Rothermal, Sanitation Supervisor, at 734-324-4587 for more information.
Residents and Contractors doing work in Wyandotte may rent dumpsters for construction projects. For more information contact the Department of Public Service at 734-324-4581.
Additional information can be found on our website at www.wyandotte.net under the Department of Public Service.
SUBSCRIPTION RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING
GFL offers weekly subscription curbside recycling collection for a fee. WM will supply one (1) 96 gallon recycling bin per home for the collection of recyclables. The recycling container should be placed curbside on your trash day every other week only. Collection will be every other week. Items that will be collected curbside include the following: newspaper, ad inserts, junk mail, phone books, cardboard & boxboard (cereal boxes, pop cases, etc.) magazines & catalogs, plastic containers #1-#7, clear glass bottles and jars, tin, aluminum, and steel cans.
If interested in this program contact GFL at 844-464-3587.
CURBSIDE YARD WASTE
Service will run from April 17, 2023 to October 20, 2023.
The City of Wyandotte, Department of Public Service (DPS) is opening enrollment for the 2022 Subscription Curbside Yard Waste Program.
- Curbside yard waste customers must pay for 1 year subscription in full. NO EXCEPTIONS
- Service will run from April 17, 2023 to October 20, 2023.
- Your collection day will be the same as scheduled rubbish collection day.
- Customer must provide own 32 gallon container/s, not to weigh over 50lbs.
- City will issue 2 “yard waste” stickers when service is paid for.
- Dog Waste is NOT permitted.
- Brown paper yard waste bags are not permitted
If you are interested in starting this service, please contact either the Department of Public Service at 734-324-4581 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to pay by credit card over the phone, please call Customer Service at 734-324-7190.
You can also download the form at the link below and mail it to Department of Public Service at 4201 13th Street Wyandotte, MI 48192.
The Recycling Center is located at 1170 Grove. Hours are as follow:
Summer Hours (April 1st-September 30th)
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Winter Hours (October 1st-March 31st)
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Extended hours during the month of November ONLY Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
It is FREE to all Wyandotte Residents. The following items can be recycled:
• Newspaper, Office Paper: Phone Books
• Glass Bottles and Jars: Clear Only
• Plastic Bottles: #1-#7 NO PLASTIC BAGS
• Steel & Aluminum Cans, Jar Lids & Empty Aerosol Cans
• MAGAZINES & CATALOGS
• Corrugated Cardboard: Brown Paper Bags and Box Board: No Styrofoam
• Used Motor Oil & Used Antifreeze
• Yard Waste: GRASS CLIPPINGS and LEAVES (Can not be put out with regular trash)
RAT PREVENTION INFORMATION
Yard maintenance is the biggest factor that will reduce the presence of rats. Residents should do the following to help with the reduction/elimination of rats:
- Remove brush/compost piles
- Remove wood piles/boards
- Keep grass cut and remove tall weeds
- Firewood must be at least 18 inches off the ground
- Pick-up after your pets (dog feces is the #1 source of food for rats in the winter)
- Fruit trees and gardens, pick up fallen/rotten fruit and vegetation
- Bird/squirrel feeding-keep to a minimum and sweep up daily after animals have eaten, do not allow it to sit out all day and over night
If you see a rat call the City at 734-324-4550.