Residents may experience garbage and recycling delays during waste contractor transition

June 17, 2024

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GFL Environmental, the City’s current refuse collection vendor, will be sold to Priority Waste effective July 1, 2024.  As a result of this recent and unforeseeable development, there may be delays in garbage and recycling pickup during this transitional period. GFL will continue to pick up garbage and recycling on residents’ designated days; however, there may be some fluctuation in pick up times. All other rules for curbside collection will remain the same:

  • Place trash at the curb after 4 p.m. on the afternoon before scheduled pick-up and no later than 7 a.m. the day of your scheduled pick-up.
  • Yard waste must be in approved paper yard waste bags or containers (32-gallon max) clearly marked with a yard waste sticker. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

The sale will include GFL’s trucks and other equipment as well as the transfer of contracts with 75 municipalities including the City of Southfield. Residents will continue to see the lime green GFL trucks for a period until they are all painted yellow and rebranded as Priority Waste trucks.

For more information, contact Southfield Public Works at (248) 796-4860 or visit