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To arrange for a special pickup, you will contact GFL directly www.gflusa.com (866) 772-8900.
There is a limit on how much trash can be disposed of weekly. The trash contractor may require a special pick-up of excess trash for a fee. Livonia residents may also use the City’s refuse disposal site for a small fee.
No construction materials will be collected at the curb. These items must be taken to the dump by the resident or a special pick-up is required.
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. There is a limit of two large items per week. These items should be set out the after 6 p.m. the evening before or by 6 a.m. on collection day. Doors must be taped shut or removed from refrigerators or freezers before they are placed at the curb.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF PROGRAM
Livonia residents can drop off their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) from March 1 to the first Friday in October at ERG Environmental Services (ERG), 13040 Merriman Road, located on the east side of the street, just north of Industrial Drive.
Residents can deliver their HHW and E-Waste items to ERG during the following times:
* Including the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
Once the Saturday dates are set, residents wishing to drop off items will be asked to schedule an appointment with ERG at (734) 437-9650 to avoid traffic congestion on surface streets.
Residents delivering waste items will be asked to verify City of Livonia residency.
City of Livonia residents may drop off up to a maximum of 100 lbs. of HHW and E-Waste items, for example:
Drop off is free up to the 100-pound maximum. Residents will pay 75 cents per pound over 100 lbs.
For more information, please visit the ERG website at www.ERGEnvironmental.com or contact the City of Livonia Department of Public Works at (734) 466-2655.
Oil-based paints Stain
Used Needles – Must be in hard rigid containers
Mercury – Devices such as thermostats and thermometers that contain Mercury are 75 cents per pound.
A maximum of (8) eight bags of regular household waste is allowed per week.
Trash should be stored in a durable, vermin-proof, and water-proof container made of high-density plastic or metal with a tightly sealed lid must be utilized for outside trash storage and/or collection. Plastic bags alone will no longer be acceptable for food waste and/or any garbage (including animal feces) that may attract vermin, unless inside an approved, covered trash container. Animal waste or other bio-waste must be bagged prior to placement in an approved container.
Collection hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Collection is not considered skipped until after 7:00 p.m. of your collection day. At that time, you are welcome to call or email the Sanitation Department to report such events. Sanitation & Ordinance (734) 466-2588 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following legal holidays are the only holidays that affect trash collections.:
• New Year’s Day
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Day
• If the holiday occurs on a weekday, collection will be one day late.
• If the holiday occurs on a weekend, collection will remain on regular schedule.
• Loads are light on holiday weeks - trucks run early
Orange recycle bins can be picked up at the Sanitation & Ordinance Department at City Hall. Orange recycle bins are free, you are allowed (2) two per residence. There is a form to fill out at pickup. If your tired of hauling (1) one or (2) two orange recycle bins to the curb, a 64 gallon recycle cart (with a lid and wheels) are available at gflusa.com for $75.00
Curbside recycling guidelines:
Plastic bagsClean garden plastics
Plastic bagsFoam containers or products (Styrofoam)
Window panes, mirrors, ceramics & Pyrex dishware
Organic material and food waste
Electronic waste (batteries, cell phones, computers, stamps, spiral bindings, and metal etc.) Paint, pesticides, oil & cleaners
Needles or syringes
Foam containers or products (Styrofoam)
Flatten cardboard boxes Wire hangers
Empty and rinse containers Window panes, mirrors, ceramics & Pyrex dishware
Leave caps on plastic bottles Organic material and food waste
Ok to leave staples, clips, labels Electronic waste (batteries, cell phones, computers, etc.) Paint, pesticides, oil & cleaners
Needles or syringes
Snow Emergency information:
Information on snow events and the declaration of snow emergencies which require the removal of ALL vehicles parked in the street can be found at:
Remove all vehicles from the street during a snow emergency.
Vehicles not removed may be ticketed and/or towed.
• When snow falls or drifts during the night, it must be removed from the public sidewalk by twelve noon.
• Snow falling or drifting during the day must be removed from the public sidewalk by twelve noon of the following day.
• City Ordinance prohibits plowing/shoveling/blowing snow onto any roads.
• Snow piled by the roadway must not obstruct the view of traffic.
• Do not deposit snow onto a neighbors’ property.
• Ice on the sidewalk should be removed or treated with sand, chemical ice melter, or de-icer.
• Your cooperation is necessary to keep the sidewalk safe for pedestrians.
• Inspectors will take the steps necessary to obtain compliance up to and including issuing a ticket if needed.
• Use caution when shoveling snow, it is a strenuous chore.
• Before shoveling, warm up with a few stretching exercises.
• Don’t smoke or eat a large meal before shoveling.
• Dress warmly in layers, wear a hat and cover your neck.
• Tackle heavy snow in two stages. Begin by skimming off the snow from the top, and then remove the bottom layer. Avoid overloading the shovel.
• Don’t rush, shovel with a slow and steady pace. Take frequent breaks, stretch and drink some water during breaks. Cold air dehydrates the body.