Trash pickup delays continue in Detroit, city holding companies accountable

12 August, 2022
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Trash pickup delays continue in Detroit, city holding companies accountable

Smelly trash is piling up in some Detroit neighborhoods. Earlier this week, the city acknowledged the delays and asked customers for their patience.

The Department of Public Works informed residents that due to staffing issues with solid waste contractors — GFL Environmental and Waste Management — some households may have their trash and recycling containers collected one to two days late.

Michelle Pryor moved into her Northwest Detroit neighborhood in 1993. The lawns are kept, and folks take pride in where they live.


Her trash was supposed to be collected Monday, but when we spoke to her on Thursday, it was still there.


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