Is there a limit to how much trash I can set out each week?
There is no limit unless you live in the City of Saginaw. There is a limit of 20 bags or cans of trash for City of Saginaw residents. Check your Community page for any specific requirements for trash set.
What do I do with large items like furniture or an appliance?
Bulky items are tagged with an orange sticker by your trash driver to note it is now in the schedule for bulk item collection. A special truck designed to handle oversized items will be scheduled to pick the bulky(s) up. If the bulky item is not picked up prior to your next regular trash day, please contact MMWA at 989-781-9555.
General Recycling Questions
Why can’t I recycle foam carryout containers?
Foam products like carryout containers, meat trays, egg cartons, product packaging and packing peanuts are not accepted because there is no market for this material. Try to avoid purchasing products with foam packaging and take a reusable container with you when dining out to hold any leftovers.
Can I recycle #3 – #7 plastics?
Not at this time, since there is no market for these materials in our region.
Yard waste is defined by state law as grass clippings, yard vegetation, sod without dirt, twigs (less then 2″ in diameter), leaves, etc. These items may be placed in a 33 gallon or smaller trashcan or paper yard waste bag and must each weigh less than 50 pounds. Please close bag(s) or use lids. Twigs cannot extend more than 8 inches above the top of any yard waste container. Trashcans need a “Yard Waste” sticker, while yard waste bags may need a tag; call your local municipality for details.
Why isn’t yard waste accepted in plastic bags?
Yard waste is delivered to a special facility for composting. Michigan law bans the use of plastic bags for collection of yard waste.
Can I put my yard waste in bio-degradable plastic bags?