GFL Environmental provides each homeowner with an 18-gallon blue plastic bin for the purpose of recycling many household materials. Recyclable items should be set out along with your regular trash. A separate truck will collect them.
As part of the new contract extension with GFL Environmental, Township residents now have the option to request a free 65-gallon recycling cart. The increased capacity allows residents to recycle more while reducing the inconvenience of transporting the smaller bins to the curb. The carts are provided by request only. The first one delivered to each residence will be free. The charge for additional carts will be $75.
To request a cart call GFL Environmental at 844-464-3587.
Residents often have questions about what materials can be recycled, and why other materials cannot. The Recycling Flyer provides detailed information.
Recycling Plastic Bags
Plastic bags are non-biodegradable, contribute to litter, are made from non-renewable resources, and can harm animals and birds that can become entangled in or choke on the bags. It is with this in mind that Bloomfield Township suggests using alternative containers when appropriate and always properly disposing of unwanted plastic bags. Plastic bags cannot be placed with your other household recycling. Read more
For additional information on why plastic bags cannot be recycled click here. For information on drop-off locations for recycling plastic bags click here.
MDEQ Recycling 101
Household Hazardous Waste
Due to loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township has had to cancel two previously scheduled events, Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day of May 1, 2021, and Electronic Waste, Paper Shredding and Medication Disposal of April 17, 2021. There will be only one Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day this year, on October 2, 2021. There are some alternatives available to residents for disposal of these items.
Read more on our Hazardous Waste page
Electronic Waste Recycling
Technological advances and the resulting increase in electronic equipment pose a unique situation in terms of waste disposal. While electronic waste, also known as e-waste only represents a small portion of the waste stream (about 1%), the potential impact on the environment is high. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the increasing amount of electronic waste may cause environmental hazards. The EPA contends that many of the materials found in electronic equipment (e.g. computers, mobile phones, and batteries) can present hazards to the environment and to human health.
There are a number of options for safe disposal of electronic waste. Read more here
Medicine & Sharps Disposal
Prescription medications and used and discarded needles must be disposed of properly. For details on disposal of these items please see our Medicine & Sharps Disposal page