Garbage / Recycling

Garbage / Trash Removal

Normal household trash removal is completed by Green For Life (GFL) Environmental. They are responsible for yard waste during the months of April through December.  

Items must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of pickup. If you are not sure of your trash pick-up day, please call City Hall at (248) 651-9061.

Holiday Pick-Up

GFL is closed 6 days yearly on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If your pickup day falls on or after a holiday during the business week, services will be pushed back one day.

For information regarding the Holiday Pick-Up schedule, please contact GFL at (844) 464-3587.


Recycling is mandatory in the City of Rochester. Items are to be placed in the recycling containers provided by the City. If you need a recycling container, or if you have any questions about recycling materials, please contact GFL at (844) 464-3587.


If you would like to purchase a large 65 gallon trash bin, or get a free 35 or 65 gallon larger recycling bin, please contact GFL at (844) 464-3587 to arrange delivery to your property.

If you would like to obtain an 18 gallon recycling tote, they are free for pick up at the DPW yard. One per resident.
Please call the DPW office at (248) 651-5165, if you have questions regarding the 18 gallon recycling totes.