*New* Garbage Schedule - Beginning December 5, 2022


Green For Life (GFL) in conjunction with the City of Flat Rock are changing the garbage schedule. The Friday schedule wasn't getting met properly, therefore going back to a three day schedule is more timely for residents.

  • Starting November 28th, new recycling carts will be delivered to each resident's house. The new bin will be the only acceptable recycling cart. You will not be able to utilize any other cart for recycling. You may keep the prior bins, but if you want them disposed of, please call the Public Service Department at 734-782-2470 or email at secdps@flatrockmi.org and they will schedule a pick up for you.
  • Recycling carts must be placed with the metal bar on the cart facing the street, behind the curb. Make sure to leave space between this cart and other items. Do not place the cart in front of signs or parked vehicles.


  • Resident's North of Gibraltar Road - Garbage Day will be Monday.
  • Residents South of Gibraltar Road - Garbage Day will be Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Please view the map HERE to determine which day your garbage will be serviced.

What to do if your trash/recycling/yard waste is missed?


Call Green For Life (GFL) that evening or the next morning at 586-772-8900 or go to https://gflenv.com/support/. They will send a truck back by to pick up any missed items!


Solid Waste/Recycling/Pick-Up Schedule


Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste (April-December) are picked up on Friday's in Flat Rock.

All Special Pickup's & Chipping will be picked up on Monday's by CALL-IN ONLY.


Yard Waste pick up starts April 1, 2022.


Holiday Pick-Up Schedule

Below are the only holidays that garbage would be delayed for.


New Year's Day -Saturday, January 1, 2022

Entire collection will be on schedule.

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022

Entire collection will be on schedule.

Independence Day - Monday, July 4, 2022

Entire collection will be on schedule.

Labor Day - Monday, September 5, 2022

Entire collection will be on schedule.

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2022

Entire collection will be delayed one day

Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25, 2022

Entire collection will be on schedule.


Our Solid Waste and Recycling Process has changed:


Dear Flat Rock Resident,

The City of Flat Rock prides itself on the services they provide for their citizens. The City is unique to its surrounding communities with the extra amenities that we continue to provide to the citizens as part of our normal routine. With that being said, we are going to make a few minor changes to the way we do things to make us more efficient in our daily and weekly processes both within our department and with our solid waste contractor, Green For Life. The services we provide are not changing but the way we are going about it will be a bit different.

- Special Pick Up

This process will not change, but this is just a reminder that if you have an item that needs a special pickup you will have to contact the Department of Public Services no later than 4 p.m. on Friday before you wish your item to be picked up. Barring an emergency or a larger than anticipated pick up list your special pickup will be picked up on the Monday following the week you called.

- Chipper
The Department of Public Services provides residents the option to have larger branches and brush chipped at no charge to the resident. This service will now be done in the same manner as the special pickup process shown above. The resident will have to call by 4 p.m. on the Friday before the anticipated branch/brush for chipping on the following Tuesday. Branches must be cut no larger than 4' lengths and have the roots cut off so that no dirt remains.

- Solid Waste Pick-up
Due to the rising cost of recycling the City had a very tough decision to make regarding the future of recycling within the community. To maintain the service that we currently enjoy would have cost the city approximately 30% more than the previous contract. In an attempt to maintain recycling and keep the cost reasonable the city elected to change to a Friday only collection schedule. Starting February 1, 2020, every single Flat Rock household whose solid waste/recycling is serviced by GFL will have a Friday collection day for garbage and recycling. No other part of your garbage service will change. Trash must be placed on your curbside no later than 7 a.m. on Friday.
If your house is missed, you must call GFL at: 586-772-8900 or go to https://gflenv.com/support/

If yhttps://gflenv.com/support/ou have any questions or concerns related to these changes please contact us at (734) 782-2470 or via email at secdps@flatrockmi.org. Thank you for your understanding.