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Solid Waste/Recycling Information/Pick-Up Schedule

Was your house missed for garbage pick up? 
Green For Life (GFL) that evening or the next morning at 586-772-8900 or go to They will send a truck back by to pick up any missed items! Or contact the Department of Public Services at (734) 782-2470 during regular business hours.

Garbage, Recycling & Special Pickup
Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste (April-December) are picked up on designated days in Flat Rock.
All Special Pickup's will be picked up on Monday's by call-in ONLY. Chipping will be picked up on Tuesday's by call-in ONLY. 

Yard Waste (Beginning March 20, 2023)
The following items are acceptable:
  • - Flowers
  • - Leaves
  • - Grass Clippings
  • - Vegetable Pruning
  • - Garden & Yard Waste
  • - Small Twigs (No wider around than a pencil)
  • - Other "Soft" Yard Waste
Collection Requirements:
Residents must use the following methods for the separate curbside collection of yard waste:
1. 30-gallon size (or less) trash can with "YARD WASTE" stickers (available at City Hall)
2. 30-gallon paper compost bags which may be purchased from the City of Flat Rock or from local merchants.
Do NOT mix yard waste with trash!

Holiday Pick-Up Schedule
Below are the only holidays that garbage would be delayed for.
New Year's Day -Saturday, January 1, 2023
Entire collection will be on schedule.
Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2023
Entire collection will be delayed one day.
Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Tuesday & Wednesday collection will be delayed one day.
Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2023
Entire collection will be delayed one day.
Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2023
Entire collection will be delayed one day.