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 or Click here
Trash & Yard Waste Guidelines: Garbage and Yard Waste is picked up by Steven’s Disposal. All residential homes will be picked up on TUESDAYS. The garbage collection day will be delayed by one day if a holiday falls on a Monday or a Tuesday. Garbage can be placed curbside for pickup after 5:00 p.m. the night before scheduled pickup or not later than 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 Steven’s Disposal Customer Service telephone number is 1-800-779-0344 and their website is http://www.stevensdisposal.com/.
Yard Waste Collection Schedule
2016 Start Date... April 1, 2016
Holiday Collection Schedule
May 30th, Memorial Day...... pickup delayed
September 5th, Labor Day... pickup delayed
Containers: Approved containers shall 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-gallon capacity designed for the purpose of accumulation of garbage and rubbish.
Special Pickups: Special pick-ups may be provided by the City of Gibraltar only if the items are not picked up by Waste Management because it does not meet their contract obligations. If it is determined that your special pick-up qualifies for pick-up by Waste Management, the City will not pick this up. You will be required to prepare the items as stated under the above categories and store it for your next regular pick-up day. There is a minimum charge of $50.00 for special pick ups, which will have to be paid prior to scheduling. There may also be some additional charges if it is determined there is more than one load.
NOTE: For items that will not be picked up by either Waste Management 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.
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.
APPLIANCES: Appliances that contain Freon will be picked up by Waste Management on Tuesdays. However, you must pay a Freon removal fee of $40.00 in advance. That charge must be paid at City Hall no later than noon on Friday. All doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers. Carpet must be tied in bundles not exceeding 4 foot lengths and/or 60 pounds in weight.
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.
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.
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. These containers must be clearly labeled "yard waste" or "compost". No plastic bags will be accepted. Yard waste stickers are available at the City Hall offices. 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.