Thursday, May 12, 2022

New trash bins displayed

Despite appearances, the two large trash bins inside Northville City Hall are not for rubbish collection.

The bins have been installed in the lobby at city hall in an effort to help Northville residents become familiar with the new trash and recycling containers which will be used by GFL Environmental USA, Inc., officials said. Officials said residents will find the large wheels make the bins easy to move in and out of garages and other storage areas. 

The 95-gallon bin will be used for trash and the 65-gallon bin for recycling. These will be delivered to homes, condos and apartments that contract with the city for trash/recycling, later this spring. In addition to the bins or instead of them, residents may use bags and other bins with a 35-gallon capacity, officials said. The first week of June will be a transition week as Waste Management ends its contract on Tuesday, May 31 (no trash pick-up on Memorial Day, May 30), and GFL begins trash/recycling pick-up on Wednesday, June 1. Details are still being worked out and may change as this date gets closer, officials added.

GFL will pick up large items, such as appliances and mattresses, without the need for a tag. Items with items with freon, such as air conditioners, those items need a tag. Officials said that GFL will take away the former 18-gallon recycling bins if residents place it in the new 65 gallon bin or label it with a "recycle" note.

Resident who do not want a new GFL bin can  for more information regarding this situation. More information is available on the Northville City Hall Facebook. GFL, with input from the city Department of Public Works, will distribute an informative brochure to residents later this spring, officials said.