City of Farmington Hills Council Approves Transition of its Residential Collection Services to New Service Provider

Farmington Hills City Council approved the transition of its waste hauling agreement with Green for Life Environmental USA, Inc. (GFL) to Priority Waste LLC, a privately held company, at the City Council meeting on Monday, June 24. This follows the recent sale of GFL residential contracts in southeast Michigan to Priority Waste, which will now be the City’s designated residential collection provider for garbage, yard waste and recycling. Collection by the new company begins Monday, July 1, 2024.

Other than an eventual color change of Priority Waste trucks from green to yellow, community members should anticipate no disruption in service delivery. Collection schedules and route days will also remain the same, although the time of day may shift in some cases. Overall, the City’s ongoing commitment to improving environmental sustainability, efficiency and customer service in waste management operations will be maintained.


Key Changes and Benefits:

·         Priority Waste has committed to improving service levels in all communities, and will deploy additional resources such as drivers, trucks and management as necessary.

·         Residents should continue to use their existing trash and recycling carts. There are no changes to yard waste collection guidelines.

·         Garbage will go to the Waste Management Woodland Meadows landfill or the GFL Arbor Hills landfill, both of which have historically received trash from Farmington Hills. Yard waste will be sent to the Spurt facility in Wixom and recyclables will continue to be delivered to the Materials Recovery Facility in Southfield.


"We anticipate a smooth transition and are excited to partner with Priority Waste,” said City Manager Gary Mekjian. “We have every confidence that this transition will help us continue our commitment of providing high-quality, sustainable services to our residents."

Community members are encouraged to contact the Division of Public Works for questions or concerns at 248-871-2850, or visit

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