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Departments > Public Works > Composting, Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste

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Compost, Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste

Compost and recycling information can be accessed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by calling (248) 618-7589.

Choose a Waste Hauler

The Township does not have a sanitation department, it is not a service paid for with your taxes nor do we contract with any particular waste hauler for the businesses or residents in the Township at this time.  Each household or business is responsible for contracting service as desired.

Most waste haulers have a recycling component as part of their business. Contact your waste hauler for more information. All programs are run by private companies who are not endorsed or controlled by Waterford Township.  Please note that the listed recyclables are subject to change.

Republic Services
(800) 858-0089

#1 and #2 Plastics
Glass - Clear, Brown, Green & Blue
Tin Cans - Rinsed & Labels Off

Smith's Disposal
(248) 625-5470

#1 - #7 Plastics 
Glass - Clear Only, Please
Tin Cans - Rinsed & Labels Off

Waste Management
(800) 796-9696

#1 - #7 Plastics
Glass - Clear, green and brown amber 
Paper and Cardboard
Tin Cans, rinsed out and Labels off
Compost (April - November 30) 

Advanced Disposal
(888) 443-1717 

#1 and #2 Plastics
Glass - Clear
Tin Cans - Rinsed & Labels Off
Compost (April - November 30)

Griffin Disposal
(800) 693-0472

#1 and #2 Plastics
Newspapers & Paper
Tin Cans - Rinsed & Labels Off 
Compost (April - December) 

No Curbside Recycling

Most waste haulers have a recycling component as part of their business. Contact your waste hauler for items collected, how to prepare them and collection schedules.

Township Recycling

On the 1st Saturday of each month, a container is located in front of Township Hall for the collection of Corrugated Cardboard, Magazines,  and Paper Board (e.g. cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes, generally most food and personal product packaging. Must be free of food debris and dry.) Collection is from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If an official holiday falls on the 1st Saturday of the month, collection will not occur and will resume according to the established schedule.   Residents Only.  No Commercial Haulers Allowed.

CAI Building Recycling

The CAI Building at 5640 Williams Lake Road has a recycle bin at the front west corner of their parking lot to collect newspapers, magazines, catalogs, office paper, shredded paper (bagged) and junk mail.  Proceeds are based on paper weight collected per month and allotted to the CAI Building Enhancement Fund for the Golden Age Club.

Additional Recycling Resources

Royal Oak Recycling has now opened a new facility in neighboring White Lake at 10320 Highland Road.  They accept tin cans, plastic bottle, jugs, phone books and additional items.  Public and businesses are welcome.  Contact (248) 387-5555 or Royal Oak Recycling for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Waterford Township has partnered with NO HAZ (North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium).  NO HAZ provides residents of participating communities a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). 

Waterford residents MUST receive a voucher PRIOR to attending a collection event.  The voucher may be picked up at the Development Services Department on the 3rd floor of Townhall for $10.  Vouchers are limited.  First come, first served.  If you have any questions, please contact Stacy St. James at 248-674-6240 or

Click here for more information on HHW material disposal options.

Township Compost Site

Please note:  The Compost Site closed effective Monday, May 12, 2008.

For other options to dispose of your compost, please check with your private trash service or the following compost sites: 

The Heiress Compost
7600 Hitchcock Road (Off of Pontiac Lake Road)

10/1/14 - 11/30/14 - Heiress is moving! They will not be accepting
any materials during this time.
Moving sale until supplies last on all screened compost!

(248) 887-2767 or
(248) 821-0521

Environmental Wood Solutions, Inc.
3500 Giddings Road
Lake Orion, MI
(248) 391-9446

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