Vehicle Parts:
The MMWA curbside solid waste collection program is intended for the disposal of residential household trash. Car parts are not included in the program, and should not be placed at the curb for collection. Many of the items not allowed in the curbside program can be brought to the landfill and disposed of for a fee. There is one operating landfill in Saginaw County. Please call ahead for verification of material acceptance, disposal charges and hours of operation.
People’s Landfill
4143 E Rathburn Rd
Birch Run (Taymouth Twp)
(989) 777-1145

You may not place tires out with your curbside trash; however each summer, Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement hosts multiple one-day tire collections for Saginaw County residents each summer. The events are held at various locations around the county to make it as convenient as possible. Proof of residency is required. The following drop-off rules apply:
– 10 tires per property owner, per year
– No tires on rims
– No businesses or other revenue generating enterprises – includes agriculture and contracting operations
– Car, truck, motorcycle, bike, and small household tires ONLY
– SCMAC does NOT accept Semi, Tractor, or Heavy Equipment Tires.
For more information on dates and locations, call the Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission, 989-755-5751, or visit

Used motor oil:
If motor oil bottles are completely empty, they may be disposed of in the trash. Do not place them in your recycling container. Leftover motor oil is considered a hazardous waste and cannot be placed at the curb as trash. Motor oil can be dropped off at one of MMWA’s Household Hazardous Waste events. MMWA’s 2017 household special waste program has concluded; drop-off days will return in Spring 2018. Please hold onto all problem waste materials until then, as there are no other paint and hazardous waste disposal programs offered in Saginaw County.

Next year’s schedule will be announced in mid-April 2018. Details will be posted on the website at that time, or you may call our office at (989) 781-9555 after April 15, 2018.


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May 31, 2017