Waste and Recycling

tink_clawLeaf Collection
The Tink Claw picks up Village resident leaves off a flat surface adjacent to the road. While this operation is very effective at collecting large volumes of leaves it functions equally well with wet or frozen leaves. Some residual leaves will remain that residents should dispose of during weekly yard waste pick up.

Hints, suggestions and reminders:
Watch for the signs posted on the stop signs at the entrance to your subdivision.
Do NOT place your leaves on a flat surface adjacent to the road until your subdivision is posted for the day of pick up.

  • This is a bulk service and not designed for small, low piles. A good rule of thumb is; if your pile is not at least 5 lawn bags worth of compacted leaves, simply bag them for the compost service on Monday. Pick up your 5 free bags at Village Hall during the fall season. 
  • Do not allow leaves to accumulate in an amount and manner that constitutes a hazard to the public health, safety or welfare of Village residents, including interference with safe travel and passage.
  • The Tink Claw cannot pick up leaves in a ditch line. Only on flat areas.
  • Please keep your piles away from any obstructions; such as rocks, mailboxes, etc.
  • Do not mix sticks or other debris in the leaf piles, as these can cause damage to Village equipment and employees. Other yard waste, garden waste, trash, recyclable material, branches, etc. cannot be placed with the leaves for collection.
  • Please clean up the remaining residue following the pick up.
  • The DPW staff is very conscientious and well trained with the equipment operation however, please keep in mind that if you choose to use this service some grass damage may occur. It is the property owner's responsibility to repair any damage.
  • Leaves can also be placed in garbage cans not exceeding 32 gallons and should be marked with "Yard Waste" stickers. Stickers are available at Village Hall.
  • Yard waste bag/can collection through GFL (Green For Life Environmental) begins the First Monday of April and ends the Last Monday of November.
  • For safety reasons, please do not allow children to play in leaf piles.
  • Avoid parking on the street during pick-up days.
  • Do Not park over or near leaf piles due to the potential fire hazard.

Printable Leaf Collection Information

Trash Pickup
Pickups will generally fall around the same time each Monday. However, due to traffic, road conditions and volumes, GFL (Green For Life Environmental) may run at a different time. To insure pickup, please have your items at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on collection day. Place rubbish in cans NO LARGER THAN 32-GALLONS or tied plastic bags WEIGHING NO MORE THAN 50 POUNDS EACH. Rubbish can be set out at the curb no earlier than 12:00 p.m. the day before collection and containers must be remove from the curb-side before 9:00 a.m. the day after collection. Some holidays that falls on a Monday will possibly delay collection. Contact Village Hall at 248-624-1710 to verify if collection is delayed.
GFL Customer Service: 844-464-3587

Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste bag/can collection through GFL (Green For Life Environmental) begins the First Monday of April and ends the Last Monday of November.  Cans should be clearly marked as yard waste and cannot be larger than 32 gallons. Bags or cans must not exceed 50 pounds. Branches must not exceed 4 feet in length and 2 inches in diameter and MUST be in a tied bundle or placed in compost bags or cans. Branches just piled at the curb WILL NOT be collected. Yard Waste DOES NOT include sod, dirt, sand, gravel, rocks, logs over 2 inches in diameter, pet waste or dead animals.

Waste and Recycling Guidelines

Bulk Item Pickup
Large items such as furniture, appliances (including refrigeration units with Freon), mattresses, carpet, etc. will be collected on Mondays with your rubbish. Carpet should be in manageable rolls not to exceed four feet in length. Place at the curb with your rubbish by 6:00 a.m. or the night before. No need to call ahead of time however, please be aware that no more that a couple of bulk items can be put out at a time.


Recycling for Village Residents is now EVERY Monday. Is your recycling bin full? Clear plastic bags can be used for additional items or purchase an additional bin at Village Hall for $11.

Simple Recycling -- Free curbside recycling of clothing and household goods. To schedule a pickup click on the link or call  866-835-5068.

Recycle your cell phones and small printer cartridges. Bring your printer cartridges and cell phone into Village Hall Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.