Rubbish Removal Overview
The City of Farmington Hills has a long-term contract
with Waste Management for refuse, recycling, bulk item pickup, and
yard waste collection. The Cityís solid waste program
provides weekly curbside pickup of garbage and recyclables, and
from early April until late November, curbside pickup of yard
waste is also offered. These services are made available to
all single family homes and to certain condominiums which fit
required criteria and choose to receive the services.
The Division of Public Works administers the rubbish removal
program and is responsible for monitoring day-to-day
refuse/recycling services. DPW employees dispatch complaints to
Waste Managementís supervisory staff and respond to questions and
special requests from residents.
The solid waste portion of rubbish pickup and removal is funded
from the Cityís General Fund, while a fee is charged for the
recycling/yard waste component. This fee is billed annually
as a separate component of the winter property tax statement.
Garbage cans, bags and bundles should be placed at the curb or
at the edge of the street in front of the home no earlier than
6:00 PM on the day before collection. All containers must be
removed from the curb no later than 12 hours following collection.
Pickup will take place between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM, but times may
vary from week to week. To ensure pickup of all items,
please have them at the curbside by 7:00 AM.