Sanitation Division

Public Works

Welcome to the Sanitation Division Web Page

The Sanitation Division coordinates the collection of weekly trash collection, special pickup collections, recycling and yard waste collection. Please use this page to get the latest news and contact information.

Trash Collection Schedules and Information

Pontiac/GFL trash collections are Monday through Friday unless changed due to holiday or special circumstances.

Click here for a street-level map of trash collection routes

Click here for the 2023 holiday trash collection schedule

Click here for information about the 2023  Free Landfill Days
Click here for recycling information including subscription curbside recycling and free recycling sites.

Click here for the 2022-2023 Special Bulk pickup schedule

Click here for guidelines regarding trash collection, special pickup, yard waste and recycling

Click here to read the Collier Road Landfill Consent Agreement


  • Place your cart at the curb; overfilling your cart may cause spillage in the streets
  • Overfilled carts will not be picked up. Causes lid damage when emptying
  • Carts containing any debris other than household trash will not be picked up
  • Carts must be placed a minimum of 3 feet from any obstruction, car, mailbox, tree.
  • Carts placed backwards will not be picked up - MAKE SURE IRON BAR IS FACING THE STREET.
  • Additional  96 gallon carts can be purchased by contacting  GFL at 888-895-8696

RCAP-Refuse Cart Assistance Program

This program offers refuse cart set out assistance to those Pontiac residents who are physically unable to set out and retrieve the cart themselves. For a City application letter please contact Sanitation at (248) 758-3600. Criteria: A doctor's statement is required and there isn't another person currently residing in the home who is capable of placing the cart at the curb. This program does not include yard waste or Special Pickup items.

Sanitation Information Brochures

All documents are formatted with the Adobe PDF format and are best viewed using Acrobat 6.0

Forms Description
Guidelines Guidelines for weekly trash pickup, Recycling, Special Pick and Yard Waste     
  • Place the Cart at the Curb
  • Overfilling Your Cart Can Cause Spillage into the Street
  • Any bagged items set out for special pickup must be in clear plastic bags 
Garbage Route Map A Street-Level Map of Garbage Routes
Office Location: City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac MI 48341
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone Number: Main: (248) 758-3600
Fax: (248)758-3750
Special Pickup: No Need to Call Ahead
Click here for the 2022-2023 Special Bulk pickup schedule
Sanitation Services Coordinator:  
Acting DPW Director: Allen Cooley III
GFL: 1(888) 895-8696