Trash, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal


                                      Green For Life (GFL) 
                                             866-772-8900
         will service Washington Township beginning September 2016.

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.



DISPOSAL OF THE AMERICAN FLAG American Flag
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.

Click here for local recycling events, or check the Washington Township calendar.

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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The Macomb County Health Department is accepting unwanted and outdated medications from Macomb County residents. Medications can be brought in to the Health Department offices in Mt. Clemens or Warren, or brought to the Household Hazardous Waste collection events for proper disposal. 

The Shelby Township Police Department has a drug disposal drop box in the main lobby of the Police Station, 52530 Van Dyke Avenue (south of 24 Mile Road). It is available 24 hours a day. For more information, call the Police Department at (586) 731-2121.  Accepted – Prescriptions Medications, Prescription Patches, Prescription Ointments, Over-the-counter medications, Vitamins, Samples, Medications for pets. Not Accepted - Hydrogen Peroxide, Inhalers, Aerosol Cans, Ointments, Lotions or Liquids, Medication from businesses or clinics, Needles (Sharps), Thermometers.

DisposeMyMeds.org, is an online resource to help you to find medication disposal programs at the local independent community pharmacy near you.

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