COMMERCE TOWNSHIP — Trash day just became more high-tech in Commerce Township. The township recently signed an agreement with Republic Waste to pick up residents’ trash and recyclables.

The $1.5 million, five-year contract with Republic Waste includes providing each household with one 96-gallon trash can and one 18-gallon recycling container. Instead of using two-man teams to collect the township’s garbage, Republic Waste utilizes one-man trucks with robotic arms to unload curbside garbage into the truck.

Commerce Township Supervisor Thomas Zoner told The Detroit News, “This new contract is definitely a win-win situation for everyone — the township, the residents, the company and ultimately our environment.”