Refuse Collection

On September 30, 2016, Rizzo Environmental Services officially became part of GFL (Green For Life) Environmental.

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Your curbside refuse is collected Monday through Friday. View the Refuse Collection Map to see which day your residence will have curbside refuse collection.

Rules & Regulations

  • Residents are reminded that no refuse or yard waste should be placed at curbside earlier than 1 p.m. the day before collection.
  • No items should be placed in the street.
  • All refuse must be out by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Even if the trucks usually come later in the day, schedules sometimes change. Remember, you can put everything out the night before.
  • More information regarding collection rules and regulations can be found in Chapter 23 of the Charter and Codes of Ordinances here.

Curbside Recycling Schedule

  • Those residents participating in curbside recycling will have their containers emptied weekly on normal refuse days.

Refuse Collection Delays


  • LABOR DAY - Monday, September 4, 2023, closed, 1 day delay all week
  • THANKSGIVING - Thursday, November 23, 2023, closed, Thursday and Friday delayed 1 day
  • CHRISTMAS DAY - Monday, December 25, 2023, closed, 1 day delay all week

Regular Refuse Containers

Type Maximum Capacity
Weight Limit When Full
Trash Cans
32-Gallon 60 Pounds
Plastic Bags
40 Pounds

Refuse bins can be purchased from the GFL website here.

  • 64-Gallon: $75
  • 96-Gallon: $85

Please note, prices are subject to change. Please check with GFL for the most updated info on refuse bin purchasing.

Yard Waste Containers

Type Maximum Capacity
Weight Limit When Full
Trash Cans
32-Gallon 60 Pounds
Paper Bags
30-Gallon (Heavy Duty)
40 Pounds

For More Information

If you have any questions, please call the Sterling Heights GFL representative at 586-944-6831,  or the Department of Public Works at 586-446-2440 (Option 8).