Rochester Hills Signs with New Garbage Hauler

Republic Services Sells Regional Assets to Green For Life (GFL)

The Rochester Hills City Council unanimously voted to assign the City’s single waste trash hauler contract from Republic Waste to GFL Environmental, USA Inc. (GFL). The assignment was due to Republic’s selling of its regional assets to GFL in Southeast Michigan.

Over the past two months, the City Council and the administration have done an extensive amount of due diligence to ensure this transaction was as smooth and simple as possible.

GFL Environmental

GFL Environmental

Residents Should Notice No Changes

“The only change the residents should see is the color of the truck picking up their trash. The blue trucks will be replaced by new green trucks,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “Routes, pricing, and pick up days will remain the same.”

The city engaged the services of Resource Recycling Services to assist the City Council and the administration in conducting an extensive vetting process to ensure the high quality of services would be consistent with the previous provider. The City also reached out to neighboring communities serviced by GFL to learn about their experiences and received positive feedback. 

“Our biggest priority in this transition was ensuring residents will receive the same, high quality garbage and recycling programs and service that they have come to expect,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “We look forward to working with GFL to continue to provide exceptional services and maintain our position as Michigan’s #1 recycling community.”

GFL Environmental Inc. will begin garbage and recycling collection effective on Monday, July 31. Residents will receive a letter in July providing more information.

The new municipal garbage and recycling hauler will fulfill the rest of Republic Waste’s current contract, which ends in 2019. Residents that have any questions or concerns regarding collection please contact GFL at or 844-464-3587.

Youtube Video: Mayors Vlog – June 20th, 2017

About GFL Environmental Inc.

GFL Environmental Inc. is a leading North American provider of diversified environmental solutions. Recognized by their signature fleet of well-maintained, bright-green trucks, we offer a robust, consolidated and sophisticated approach to meeting our customers’ environmental service requirements.

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  1. Mark Thomas says

    I had scheduled a new/exchange large Trash Cart from Republic Services last week due to a large crack (before the change to GFL) and was told they would replace the cart on July 31 (the last day of their service) if I left it out on our curb, which i did. Unfortunatley, Republic did not exchange the cart yesterday as they promised, and now are telling me that the new provider (GFL) will be replacing all our trash carts as the current carts are owned by Republic.
    Please advise if we are getting new trash carts from GFL?
    Please advise how I go about having my large trash cart replaced?

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