The City of Gibraltar's garbage and yard waste services are provided by Green for Life (GFL) Environmental Inc. Residential pickup is scheduled for TUESDAY. Garbage can be placed curbside for pickup after 5:00 p.m. the night before scheduled pickup OR not later han 6:00 a.m. the morning of your scheduled pickup. Please remember that if you choose to put your trash out the night before to make sure it is packaged in a manner that will keep any animals from tearing it open. The garbage contractor is not responsible for cleaning up bags that have been torn open by animals.
The GFL customer service telephone number is 1-844-464-3587 and their website is http://gflusa.com.
Holidays: GFL recognizes the following yearly holidays; New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If pick-up falls on or after a holiday during the business week, services will be pushed back one day.
Containers: Each household is provided one blue totter can. Should you need an additional can, they are available for purchase at City Hall for $100. Additional approved containers will also be picked up, however, they must be watertight, metal or plastic containers with handles and tight fitting covers of not more than 35-gallon capacity each OR large plastic or paper sacks of approximately 30-gall capacity designed for the purpose of accumulation of garbage and rubbish.
Garbage / Rubbish: Garbage means the animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, and cooking of food. Rubbish includes all combustible and non-combustible waste materials from households, including paper, boxes, baskets, wood, rags, old shoes, leather, cans, household furniture and appliances. It does not include industrial refuse or building refuse, nor does it include tree stumps, abandoned automobiles or vehicle tires.
Yard Waste: Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, brush, and tree trimmings less than 2" in diameter and tied into bundles not to exceed 4 feet in length and/or 60 pounds in weight. Only these materials are to be included for yard waste collections. Larger limbs can be put out for chipping by the DPW. Once each year, the yard waste may include a discarded natural Christmas tree. Grass clippings, leaves, brush will be collected by a separate truck on the normal trash pick-up day . Yard waste material can be placed in a 30-gallon "kraft" brown paper yard waste bag (available at local retailers) or loose, in a 35-gallon plastic or metal container weighing no more than 60 pounds when filled. If you prefer to dispose of yard waste in a can, the can must be clearly marked as containing “yard waste” or “compost”. Free yard waste stickers are provided at City Hall, simply visit our offices and request yard waste stickers. Plastic bags will not be accepted. Place yard waste away from the solid waste. The Yard waste hauler will not be responsible for any yard waste debris left in a compost can due to moisture or from being compacted too tight.
: Special pick-ups may be provided by the City of Gibraltar only if the items are not picked up by GFL because it does not meet their contract obligations. There is a minimum charge of $100.00 per truckload for special pick-ups by the City, which will have to be paid prior to scheduling.
APPLIANCES: Disposal of Freon bearing appliance must be scheduled separately with GFL at an additional cost, these appliances will not be picked up should you place them out with regular trash on trash day. Please call GFL to schedule a pick-up.
BUILDING REFUSE: If waste is from demolition, construction, remodeling, and/or repairs, a small amount shall be accepted by the trash hauler as a normal amount of refuse from a household. Large quantities shall not be regarded as household or yard refuse and shall be removed by the homeowner or contractor doing the work. The amount of household demolition picked up on any given day shall not exceed, in size, two (2) 35-gallon size containers nor weigh more than 60 pounds each.
NOTE: For items that will not be picked up by either GFL or the City, you may try to contact either the Riverview Land Preserve at (734) 281-4262 or Rockwood Landfill at (737) 379-4624. If you have any questions, please contact the DPW office at (734) 676-3952, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Chipping: City chipping service will normally be done once a week. This is subject to change due to emergencies, scheduling, etc. Tree branches for chipping should be left as long as possible, with the larger end of the branch facing towards the road in a neat, uniform pile. Property owners should try to cut small branches and limbs and place them in a yard waste bag. The chipping service is for trees cut down / trimmed by residents themselves. If a contractor is hired, they are responsible for chipping and removal of all debris. Property owners should try to cut up the small branches and limbs (under 2" in dia.) and follow the Yard Waste guidelines below.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Wayne County’s Department of Environment is hosts for Household Hazardous Waste Collections each year for County residents. The collections are designed to accept unwanted household chemicals for proper disposal and electronics for recycling from residents For more information, contact the Wayne County DPS at (734) 326-3936.