Refuse Information

There are several services to help residents dispose of their refuse:

Details are below.

Weekly Trash Collection

Pick up starts at 7:00 a.m. each day, according to the map below.  There is no set time for a particular street. 

Trash should not be set out earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the evening before collection.

When a Holiday occurs on a weekday, collection for the remaining days of that week will be one day late.  Trucks run earlier due to lighter loads on these weeks, so be sure not to miss it.  Collection will not occur on these holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day  

Please note: Trucks run early since loads are light on holiday weeks. 

Contact GFL Environmental at gfluscustomerservice@gflenv.com or 844-464-3587

Warning to Parents:
Children, because of their curious nature, are attracted to the operation of heavy equipment used in weekly trash collection.  Please instruct your children to keep a safe distance from all collection vehicles.

Preparing Items For Weekly Pick Up

Garbage must not be packed too tightly in containers.  For safety reasons the refuse contractor is not able to reach into any container to dislodge contents.

Cardboard boxes larger than 3 feet by 3 feet must be broken down and tied in bundles for pickup.  Larger cardboard may be dropped off at the Recycle Drop-off Center.

Care should be taken when disposing of broken glass, hypodermic needles, or other sharp objects, especially if plastic bags are used.  Such items should be securely wrapped to prevent puncture of the bag and possible injury to others.

Containers

Containers should be set on the front curb or edge of street but not in the roadway itself. 

All containers must be removed from the curb by the evening of the collection day. 

The following containers must be used:

  • Water-tight galvanized metal or heavy-duty plastic garbage cans.
  • Cans must have handles.
  • Cans shall not exceed a 33 gallon capacity and not weigh more than 50 pounds each.
  • Good quality (2-mil) plastic bags also may be used for refuse collection.  Bags must be tied shut and able to withstand lifting from the top without breaking.
  • Up to eight (8) cans or bags of refuse and up to eight (8) cans or bags of yard waste (in season) may be disposed of weekly

 Disposal of large amounts of rubbish due to clean-up, moving, flooding or fire are the resident's responsibility and are not included in weekly pickup.

Large Item Pick Up

  • Household furnishings and appliances will be picked up routinely, without charge, by a separate truck on the regular collection day.  Large item collection service does not need to be requested.  (Limit of two large items per week) 
  • These items should be set out the evening before (after 6:00 p.m.) or prior to 7:00 a.m. of the collection day. 
  • Doors must be taped shut or removed from refrigerators or freezers before they are placed at the curb. 

Yard Waste

Yard waste is collected on the weekly trash collection day from the last Monday of March through the second Friday of December.  Yard waste should be placed in up to 33 gallon cans marked with a yard waste sticker or in paper compost bags.  Yard waste stickers can be requested by e-mailing Public Service at dps@ci.livonia.mi.us or call (734) 466-2655 

Branches less than four feet long and four inches or less in diameter must be bundled, tied and placed out on your regular trash collection day.  Up to five bundles a week weighing less than 50 pounds each may be placed out for pick up. 

For branches longer than four feet, chipper service runs from April through Mid-October.  

Please see the Yard Waste page and the Brush and Branch Collection page for more details.

Examples of Items Not Collected at the Curb

  • Hot ashes
  • Demolished structures, building debris or construction material (responsibility of contractor or resident)
  • Paint (Latex or water-based paint may be disposed of with regular trash provided the lid has been removed and the paint has dried)
  • Chemicals 
  • Broken concrete, masonry or dirt
  • Automobile parts
  • Waste oil or anti-freeze (See Refuse Disposal Site below)
  • Sod, stumps, logs or limbs over four inches in diameter
  • Large amount of rubbish from clean-up, moving, flooding, fire, etc.  Disposal of these items are the resident's responsibility.

Refuse Disposal Site

The Disposal Site is located on Glendale Avenue (east of Farmington Road Between Schoolcraft and Plymouth Roads, one block north of the Railroad overpass).

Only refuse originating from a Livonia household may be disposed of only by Livonia residents at the Refuse Disposal Site. 

Accepted items include: (YARD WASTE MAY BE DISPOSED OF THROUGH THE WINTER MONTHS)

  • Stumps, logs, brush, roots, vines
  • Automobile parts
  • Ashes
  • Small amounts of building materials (up to a wheelbarrow full) including shingles and concrete
  • Furniture
  • Carpeting
  • Household clutter typically found in attics, basements and garages

Reclamation tanks for motor oil and antifreeze only are available at the site with no charge for disposal.

Items not accepted include:

  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Fungicides
  • Gasoline
  • Animal waste

Refuse Disposal Site Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays
April 6 - December 19

Saturdays Only
December 26 - March 26

A fee will be collected at the entrance gate:

Automobile and Station Wagon $3.00
Passenger Van (no seats removed) $5.00
Pickup Truck, Cargo Van or trailer under 8 ft. $16.00
Trailer exceeding 8 ft. $16.00
+$3.00 for each ft. over 8 ft.


Wood Waste Disposal Site

The Mid-Michigan Recycling Center collects wood waste from Livonia residents free of charge.  The facility is located next to the Refuse Disposal Site at 32000 Glendale Avenue.  For more information click here.

Facility Closed on Saturdays Until Spring 2016

Spring/Summer Hours

Mon - Fri    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sat           9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 

Fall/Winter Hours
Mon - Fri    7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed on Saturdays)