Mid Michigan Waste Authority – Public Area Recycling Project
Public Area Recycling Project
Single use beverage containers are a rapidly growing segment of the plastic beverage container stream. Many of these beverages are consumed outside the home, at sporting events, while shopping, while traveling, etc. These containers are made from plastic resin, # 1 PETE, which is recyclable across the nation. As well, paper and paper goods are a huge component of most office waste streams, with government entities generating a huge amount in many departments daily operations. Paper is one of the most easily available recycled content products.
The project objective is to develop various pilot projects to capture and divert applicable recyclables from public areas, such as single use beverage containers and paper goods, and divert for recyclables processing, while simultaneously increasing public awareness of recycling. These programs aimed at being sustainable and offer others the ability to modify and duplicate the project to work in their community or organization.
MMWA has provided technical support and funding for collection containers and educational signage to the following organizations:
- Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, Saginaw (2007)
- Bridgeport Parks and Recreation, Bridgeport (2008)
- YMCA, Saginaw (2009)
- Saginaw County Department of Public Health, Saginaw (2009)
- Saginaw Township Parks and Recreation, Saginaw (2009)
- Kochville Township Parks and Recreation, Saginaw (2009)
- City of Saginaw, Saginaw (2010)
- Thomas Township Parks and Recreation, Saginaw (2010)
The Loop Guide provides curbside solid waste service requirement info for residents of Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) member communities.
These trash, recycling and yard waste guidelines are in place to provide residents an efficient, safe, cost-effective services program. By following these guidelines, you will ensure the health and safety of collection workers and experience curbside service without interruption.
Household Special Waste Collection
Saturday - June 22, 2013
9 am - 1 pm
Arthur Hill High School
Electronic Waste Drop-Off Event
Saturday - October 12, 2013
9 am - 1 pm