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Contracted Trash Company

Bloomfield Township contracts with GFL Environmental for its trash disposal services. Residents benefit from a full range of solid waste services, including regular trash collection, yard waste collection, large item collection, medical sharps collection, curbside recycling, and hazardous waste disposal.

Any questions about these services should be directed to GFL Environmental at 844-464-3587 or 844-GO GFL USA. Payments should be sent to the address below or you can pay online. GFL Environmental’s local office is in Southfield, Michigan.

Senior Discount

Call GFL Environmental at 844-464-3587 for information about a senior citizen discount.

GFL Environmental
844-464-3587 or 844-GO-GFLUSA

Mail correspondence to:                                                          Mail your payment to:
GFL Environmental USA                                                            GFL Environmental
26999 Central Park Blvd. Ste 200                                              PO Box 791519
Southfield, MI 48076                                                                  Baltimore, MD 21279-1519

Financial Assistance Program

As of June 2020 Bloomfield Township has streamlined the process and application form for those residents seeking hardship exemption for property taxes, waiver of solid waste, and Minor Home Repair Community Block Grants. Residents facing financial hardship can now use one form to apply for any or all of the above. The Assessor's Office will administer this program.

 Bloomfield Township Financial Assistance Program
 Hardship Exemption Guidelines
 Hardship Exemption Application

Extended Leave Program

The Extended Leave Program is available for residents who will not be using any collection service for a minimum of one month to a maximum of three months in a given twelve month period.

Collection Schedule

Zone 1: Monday
Zone 2: Tuesday
Zone 3: Wednesday
Zone 4: Thursday
Zone 5: Friday


2023 Holiday Collection Schedule

  • MEMORIAL DAY – Monday, May 29, 2023, closed - 1 day delay all week
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY – Tuesday, July 4, 2023 closed –  Monday regular pickup. Tuesday - Friday - 1 day delay all week
  • LABOR DAY – Monday, September 4, 2023, closed. 1 day delay all week
  • THANKSGIVING – Thursday, November 23, 2023, closed. Thursday and Friday 1 day delay
  • CHRISTMAS DAY – Monday, December 25, 2023, closed - 1 day delay all week
  • NEW YEARS DAY – Monday, January 1, 2024, closed - 1 day delay all week


Large Item Collection

Large items (furniture and appliances) are collected on a weekly basis. They must be out at the curb by 7:00 AM on your collection day. This service is part of the trash program.

For collection of Freon containing appliances (refrigerator, freezer or air conditioner), please notify GFL Environmental the day before pick-up. Refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed. A separate truck collects these appliances for removal of the Freon. This service is part of the trash program.

Medical Sharps Collection

If your doctor prescribes home treatments requiring the use of syringes with disposable needles or lancets (commonly referred to as medical sharps), you can dispose of them through a specialized service offered by GFL Environmental. Used and discarded needles should be placed in a specified sharps container which are available at most pharmacies or any puncture proof container, such as an empty detergent bottle or coffee can. GFL Environmental also offers sharps containers that can be delivered to your home. The cost for each container is $15.00 which includes collection and disposal. You will need to call GFL Environmental to request a new container each time. The service can be billed on your invoice for trash and recycling services.

When ready to discard, please call GFL Environmental at 844-464-3587 prior to your pickup day. Container should be clearly visible and marked MEDICAL SHARPS. Do not put container in trash or recycle bin. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE LOOSE NEEDLES IN YOUR TRASH!

Yard Waste Collection

Collection begins the week in which March 15 falls and runs through December 15, 2023.  

During the yard waste season, GFL Environmental will collect all properly prepared yard waste on your regular trash service day. We encourage you to use large, brown paper yard waste bags which are available at your local hardware store. Or, you may call the Township at 248-594-2800 or GFL Environmental at 844-464-3587 to get a "Compost" sticker to put on your 32 gallon can. Use of plastic bags is prohibited as is the mixing of yard waste with your regular trash.

For more information see our Yard Waste Collection page.

Trash Containers

There is a trash container size limit in Bloomfield Township of 32 gallons.  Any solid waste put into a container exceeding the 32-gallon limit will not be picked up. This enforcement, designed to protect the health and safety of GFL Environmental employees, is a standard regulation with most communities, and in fact, has been a part of the solid waste contracts with Bloomfield Township since 1991. It has recently become a problem due to the manufacture of the larger containers, which residents have purchased to hold more trash, thus adding too much weight to the container.