Pontiac Recycling News

Public Works

Subscription Curbside Recyling is now available to Pontiac residents who currently use the curbside garbage collection service.

The cost for the 18 gallon recycling container is $6.00 per month, billed quarterly. The cost for the 64 gallon recycling container is $16.00 per month, billed quarterly. Recycling will be picked up on the regularly-scheduled trash pickup day. Call 844-464-3587 and say that you are a Pontiac/GFL customer and are requesting paid subscription service for curbside recycling only.

Free weekly recycling drop off service to residents is still available. Recyclables can be brought to the City Hall parking lot on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

A FREE Pontiac resident drop off service is available at the Pontiac/GFL Transfer Station located at 888 Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac during weekday business hours 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday mornings until 10:00 a.m.. Call the Pontiac/GFL Transfer Station at (586) 772-8900 for more information.

Proof of Pontiac residency such as a driver's license will be required at the site for access and use of the recycling drop off services.

Accepted recyclables include corrugated cardboard, paperboard, box board, magazines, catalogs, newspaper, brown paper, telephone books, plastic containers (marked #1 or #2 only), glass bottles (clear, brown, green, & blue only), glass jars (clear, brown, green, & blue only), metal food and beverage containers. Recyclables accepted must be clean and free of garbage or food wastes.

Unacceptable items include items not listed above and plastic bags, cellophane, paper milk cartons, pizza boxes, drink boxes, books, paper orange juice cartons, antifreeze containers, oil containers, butter tubs, yogurt containers, & sour cream containers.