Waste Management Contact:  1-800-796-9696


Trash Pick-Up and Recycling Guidelines:

Trash is picked up Thursdays.  All items are to be placed at the curb by 7:00 A.M. in bags or garbage containers no larger than 32 gallons, or heavier than 60 lbs.



 Recycling is picked up every Thursday for all residents. (See Recycling Schedule)



Yard Waste is picked up every Thursday from the first Thursday in April through the last Thursday in November.  Yard waste is defined as leaves, grass clippings, plant debris, and brush that do not exceed two inches around.  You need to place your yard waste in 30 gallon or less containers that are marked “Yard Waste” or Kraft paper compost bags.  “Yard Waste” stickers are available upon request at the township.  Brush must be bundled in lengths no larger than 4 feet; also they must be 24” or less in diameter and weight less than 50 lbs.


Large Items

 If you have any large items such as a refrigerator, washing machine, or hot water tank that need to be disposed of, please call Waste Management at 800-796-9696 ahead of time and tell them so they can make special arrangements to pick them up.  Remember to remove doors from refrigerators, freezers, and any locking chests for safety reasons.  Freon must be removed before pick up.  Carpet must be rolled into 4’ sections and tied or taped into easy to handle bundles.  Each bundle must weigh less than 50 lbs.  Cardboard boxes need to be flattened and bundled into stacks.  Twine can be used to bundle cardboard and it should be no longer or wider than 3’.  Each property is allowed 2 automotive tires per week but, they must be cut in half to be picked up.



The following items are NOT included in trash pick-ups:

Insecticides, 10 cent deposit bottles*, whole tires, oil, gas, propane tanks, antifreeze, concrete, gravel, dirt, sod, rock, stones, stumps, any car parts, car batteries, non-refundable bottles, riding mowers, cement (even if attached to something), bricks, roofing shingles, oil paint cans with paint still in them cannot be picked up however, latex cans can be picked up if the paint is thoroughly dry and hardened.  This can be accomplished by either putting kitty litter or oil dry in the can or let it air dry.  Then put the can to the curb without a lid to allow the trash person to see that it has hardened.  Similar items are also unacceptable.


*You can place bottles in recycling pick up.



  For proper disposal of all “HAZARDOUS MATERIALS” such as chemicals or paint, contact the Bay County Health Department’s Environmental Health at 895-4006.