Waste Management Contact:
and Recycling Guidelines:
is picked up Thursdays and Fridays depending on your location. Homes located
on the WEST side of M-84 are picked up on Thursdays and homes located on the
EAST side of M-84 are picked up on Fridays. 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.
is picked up every Thursday for residents on the WEST side of M-84 and Friday
for residents on the EAST side of M-84. (See Recycling Schedule)
Waste is picked up every Thursday and Friday (see previous paragraph) from the
first Thursday in April through the last Friday 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.
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.
following items are NOT included in trash pick-ups:
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.
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.