Trash, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal

Trash & Recycling

Green For Life
 serving Washington Township since September 2016.

New waste  hauler to serve Washington Township beginning October 3, 2022
for more information call (855) 927-8365
or visit
more information will be sent to residents Summer 2022.

Please direct all questions about Curbside Trash and Recycling to the
Supervisor's Office or call (586) 786-0017.

Please direct all questions about Paper Shredding, Electronic Recycling, and Hazardous Waste events to the
Clerk's office or call (586) 786-0022.

Residential customers may temporarily suspend curbside service due to an extended vacation or leave of 30 days or more by completing the GFL Services Exemption Form. Submit the completed GFL Services Exemption Form to GLF by mail or fax.

GFL, Green for Life, offers a senior discount that allows residents that have attained the age of 65 to be eligible for a discount of $1.00 per month.  To obtain the Senior Discount complete this form and return it to GFL.

A container is available in the lobby foyer of Washington Township Hall to collect old or damaged U.S. Flags. Once full we notify our local Legion Hall who collects them and properly handles their proper destruction through the appropriate ceremonies.

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Macomb County Public Health  provides environmental health services designed to assure a safe and healthy environment to all county residents. Educational and regulatory activities are conducted in the following areas, including but not limited to:
For more information contact Macomb County Health Department by phone at 586-469-5235, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or by email.

Medication disposal
Protect our water supply. Never dispose of medicine or unwanted, out-dated prescriptions in drains or toilets!!

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) makes it simple to find household medication collection and disposal options with the interactive Household Drug Take Back Map, which is phone friendly, and its new companion “how to” video. EGLE’s Drug Takeback Map helps residents find convenient collection locations across the state. Instead of flushing or tossing medications in the trash, takeback programs provide a safe disposal option that eliminates the potential risk of unintentional poisoning of children or pets, and negative impact to the environment. 

The Macomb County Health Department currently is not open to walk-in services. Please visit their website to locate partnering pharmacies to properly dispose of your unwanted medications., is an online resource to help you to find medication disposal programs at the local independent community pharmacy near you.

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