Rubbish & Recycling Program

Green for Life Garbage Truck


The City of Taylor’s curbside waste hauler is Green for Life Environmental Services, which offers a major upgrade in overall services over previous vendors.

Green for Life (GFL) picks up trash, recycling and bulk items WEEKLY. Containers are used for trash and recycling pickups. Customers should fill their trash and recycling containers responsibility with the proper items only, and should not overfill the containers (overfilling prevents the lid from closing, and often prevents the hydraulic arm of the truck from picking up and dumping the container properly.

Bulk collection does have its limitations. GFL officials note that residents should use common sense when it comes to putting out bulk items at the curbside. Items that can be lifted by one man and deposited inside the truck are acceptable; overly large items are not. If a resident has a major renovation project, concrete or walls, curbside bulk services are not the place for those items. Instead, they should contact the City or a private vendor for special waste hauling service.

Green for Life Environmental

More about GFL

Green for Life (GFL) Environmental Inc., comprised of Liquid Waste Division (East and West), Solid Waste Haulage Division, Solid Waste Transfer Division, and GFL Excavating Corp is a fully integrated solid & liquid waste management company that has been involved in the collection and processing of waste from Ontario to British Columbia, Canada, for over 40 years. The large corporation purchased the City’s previous contractor in fall 2016.

GFL Environmental Inc. created a U.S. subsidiary in September 2016, providing collection services to more than 40 municipalities in Southeastern Michigan. Its U.S. recycling operations (three commercial recycling facilities) serve customers in lower Michigan and northern Ohio.

GFL Solid Waste Haulage Division, is recognized as a leading company and has been ranked in Profit Magazine’s Profit 100 in 2006 and 2007 as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. In 2003 GFL Solid Waste Haulage Division was also acknowledged as number 15 of Canada’s emerging growth companies by Profit Magazine.


A cornerstone of GFLs desire to deliver responsive and cost effective services is a management information systems network. GFL utilizes the tools of technology in every area of operations including finance, maintenance, customer service, fleet management, procurement and communications. All services are linked via a communications network that allows real time communication for exchanging financial, customer service and internal data, reducing reliance on paper and automating transactions, thereby improving overall efficiency and customer service.

One of the City of Taylor's brown and green rubbish carts.

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