GFL COLLECTION UPDATE: 8/19/21
Beginning Saturday, August 28, GFL will consolidate all residential yard waste collections to Saturday. This change will be effective August 28 through October 9. GFL is making this change in an effort to remain current on residential garbage and recycling collections.
Residents are advised that curbside collection of garbage and recycling will remain the same, only yard-waste collections are moving to Saturday.
All garbage, recycling and yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6:30 am to ensure pick-up.
GFL's dedicated Canton phone line: 248-204-6757
Please use the link above to report any residential missed pickup. Filling our and submitting the form will help Canton and GFL track all missed pickup.
GFL continues to experience collection delays.
If your home was missed, please keep your garbage, yard waste and recycling at the curb and it will be collected. Please do not take your containers in at night as they are working longer hours than usual.
We understand that rain and animals are a nuisance to bagged collection items. Please note, our curbside collection guidelines do allow for the use of 32-gallon containers for both yard-waste and refuse.
Unfortunately, like many companies, GFL is having staffing issues. The staff they do have is working six-days a week, 14 hours a day to try and catch up.
We will continue to post updates on this on-going situation as they become available.
Trash collection route MAP
Opens a New Window. GFL operates on a five-day collection schedule. To view your collection day, visit our interactive map of the new collection schedule. Opens a New Window.
All refuse, recycling, and yard waste questions and concerns should be directed to Green for Life (GFL) Environmental USA Inc., at 844/464-3587. If after speaking to GFL and your concern is not resolved, please call Public Works at 734/397-1011 ext 0.
Curbside pickup of residential yard waste begins April 5 and lasts through December 17. Place yard waste out separate from your refuse and recyclables on your regular pickup day. Place yard waste on the opposite side of your drive from the refuse. Yard waste containers must be labeled. CONTAINERS OVER 50 POUNDS OR OVER 32 GALLONS IN SIZE OR PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
WHAT TO PUT OUT: Grass clippings, leaves, yard and garden waste (including pumpkins), pruning debris, and brush. Christmas trees will be picked up the first two weeks in January.
HOW TO PREPARE MATERIALS: Twigs, branches, brush, pruning, and tree limbs may be tied with heavy twine into bundles no larger than three feet, with branches no thicker than 1 ½ inches in diameter and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Limit of six bundles each week. Grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste may be placed in 30 gallon PAPER YARD WASTE BAGS (no paper grocery bags), or placed in 32 gallon reusable containers with sturdy handles marked “Yard Waste”. Stickers for reusable containers are available in the Public Works office. Containers must be labeled with label facing the street.
DO NOT PUT: Food scraps, mulch, animal waste, batteries, chemicals, sod, dirt or mulch in the yard waste bags or containers. If you have any question on this program or question on how to compost items not listed please call 844/464-3587. Please note: mulch can be disposed of at Canton Clean-up events.
Please review the GFL Collection Guidelines Opens in New Window for more information.
GFL is open on scheduled Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for recycling and Canton Clean-up. Please see Canton Clean-up Guidelines (PDF) Opens a New Window. for acceptable items. You can access the Clean-up schedule by clicking on the link at the upper left hand side of the screen under automated recycling.
Please prepare all materials properly for speedy, efficient pickup. Proper packaging will help to cut costs to residents and reduce injury to the sanitation workers. Thank you for your cooperation.
Single Stream Recycling
GFL Environmental USA Inc. offers single stream curbside recycling (SSR) to all residents. SSR is more efficient and allows residents to recycle more products with less effort. Canton would like to thank all residents for helping to conserve our precious natural resources.
Simple Recycling is a for-profit recycler committed to offering residents the easiest way to keep usable materials from the landfill. The program is free of charge and simple to use. View a complete list of what will be accepted.
Dates to Remember
- Holiday Tree Collection: First two weeks of January
- Yard Waste Pickup: April 5 through December 17
- No collection on Thursday, November 25. All Thursday and Friday collections will be delayed one day that week.