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.

Free Landfill Days for Pontiac Residents
Free landfill days for Pontiac residents (proof of residency required) will be on Saturdays April 20th & 27th and May 4th at the GFL site located at 575 Collier Rd., Pontiac, MI 48340
Click here to download the flyer that includes a list of allowable materials

Trash Collection Schedules and Information

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


  • 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

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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
Holiday Trash CollectionSchedule
Special Bulk pickup schedule
A Street-Level Map of Garbage Routes
2024 Holiday Trash Schedule
2023-2024 Special Bulk Pickup Schedule 
Office Location: City Hall
47450 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac MI 48341
Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Number: Main: (248) 758-3600
Fax: (248) 758-3750
Special Pickup: No Need to Call Ahead
Click here for the 2023-2024 Special Bulk pickup schedule
Sanitation Services Coordinator:  
DPW Director: Allen Cooley III
GFL: (888) 895-8696
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Trash Collection Schedules and Information9 documents

  • Click here for a street-level map of trash collection routes
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  • Click here for the 2024 holiday trash collection schedule
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  • Click here for information about the 2023¬† Free Landfill Days
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  • Click here for recycling information including subscription curbside recycling and free recycling sites.
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  • GFL now offers Bulk Waste Collection. Click here for more information.
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  • Click here for the 2023-2024 Special Bulk pickup schedule
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  • Click here for guidelines regarding trash collection, special pickup, yard waste and recycling
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  • Need a yardwaste label for your approved can (15-35 gallon) Click here to print it out.
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  • Click here to read the Collier Road Landfill Consent Agreement
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