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 … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why is Rochester Hills Changing Our Trash Pick Up Service?

Dear Crabby, I Like My Garbage and Recycling Company, Why is Rochester Hills Changing Our Trash Pick Up Service? Sincerely, Stinky McCann Dear Stinky, If you like your garbage man, you can keep your garbage man ... but you can't. As it was in 2009 when Mayor Bryan Barnett and city council decided we'd all be better off with a single hauler system. Instead of five different companies with three trucks each - trash, recycling, and yard waste - totaling 15 trucks per week in most … [Read more...]

My Story of Dealing with the City of Rochester Hills

As a journalist, I’ve had to report on several issues and topics that arise with local municipalities. From roadwork to city council meetings to elections, news, both positive and negative, keeps journalists working. Sometimes trying to track down the right person in government is tough. Waiting for a return call, getting the interview, checking the facts – can all be an ordeal. Therefore, as a resident, when I had to call the City of Rochester Hills for two reasons this week, I thought it … [Read more...]