Trash, Recycle and Yard Waste



If the trash company missed something on Friday please call the Township at 248-887-3791 ext 3 no later than 10am on Monday for pickup that day. Unfortunately anything reported later will not be picked up before Friday. You can leave a message if we are closed or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If it’s a week of a Holiday and trash pickup is on Saturday report it to us no later than 10am on Tuesday.

On September 30, 2016 GFL-USA aquired Rizzo Environmental Services. There will be no change to the services received from Rizzo for Highland Township Residents. To learn more about GFL (GREEN For LIFE) please visit their website. If you have any questions or concerns please call GFL-USA at 844-GO-GFLUSA (844-464-3587)


Trash collection is funded through a special assessment, which is billed through your property tax bill. This entitles residents to unlimited regular trash collection, subject to the following conditions:

- Items for collection must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Friday. If it seems that the trash is collected at your house at a certain time of the day, please still have it out by 7:00 am on Friday, as routes are subject to change. All of Highland Township collection day is Friday.
- Your refuse must be placed in watertight garbage container with handles.
- You may also use 30 gallon trash bags.
- The weight of the can or bag must not exceed 60 pounds.
- Building materials are not covered under our contract.


GFL-USA will deliver an assembled recycling cart for $25 and/or a trash cart for $75 to order please call GFL-USA directly at 844-464-3587. These are both one time charges.

GFL-USA does collect large household items EVERY week with your regular pick-up. No advanced notice is needed. Simply place the item at the curb. Items include carpet (rolled in 4 foot bundles), furniture and mattresses, and also Refrigerators and Freezers (please take the doors off). They will pick up televisions, the huge tube style and the huge projection ones. These are just some of the items they will pick up if you have any questions, please call the Township office at 248-887-3791 ext. 3.

The contract with GFL-USA does not include hauling away of  large amount of items, but do so if they can.

Note: if your have more than 2 large items please contact the Township office at 248-887-3791 ext. 3.

For information on disposing Household Hazardous Waste or other items not accepted by GFL-USA please see Hazardous Waste Disposal 

There will be no collection on the following six holidays, if they fall a week day:

- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day

If a holiday falls on a week day, your pickup will be delayed one day and will be picked up on Saturday. 

Curbside pick-up of Christmas trees is made with the regular trash pick-up for 2 weeks following Christmas Day. All trees and greens should be unbagged, and all decorations, tinsel and wire must be removed.



Acceptable Recyclable items are : 




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GFL-USA offers curbside pickup of yard waste with our regular garbage collection services from the first Friday in  April through the last pick up in November. Compost/Yard Waste must be in 95 gallon carts and up to 32 gallon plastic or metal containers that are clearly marked "Yard Waste". Yard Waste paper bags can also be set out for collection during the compost season. Weight restriction on 95 gallon carts is 200 pounds and sixty pounds on 32 gallon containers. 
GFL-USA will not except the plastic biodegradable bags these are not allowed in compost yards.

Brush and tree limbs must be no more than 2 inches in diameter and bundled. Bundles must not exceed 4 feet in length, 18 inches in diameter and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Please tie bundles with heavy twine or rope. Brush exceeding these requirements will be picked up with you trash.

You may also take compost to:

Tuthill Farms & Composting
10505 Tuthill

South Lyon, MI

Gary Johnston Farms
5292 Center Rd.

Lindon, MI 48451
A.C.G. Farms Compost Transfer
784 N Milford Rd

Highland, MI  48356


For further information or any concerns contact: GFL-USA AT 844-464-3587 or contact the Township office at 248-887-3791 ext. 3.