One Day Delay Due to the Labor Day Holiday

The upcoming Labor Day holiday does impact solid waste collection services provided to the 34 Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) member communities. There will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection provided on Monday, September 7. With the holiday falling on a weekday, collection services will be delayed one day for every community the week of Labor Day. Residents should prepare and set out materials one day later than they normally do during the holiday week.

Impact of Flooding on Collection Services and MMWA Office Hours

To our MMWA residents, we hope you are safe. The severe flooding we are experiencing does have an impact on collection services for residents in many areas within MMWA member communities. Drivers are attempting service where access has not been impacted. In Tittabawassee Twp, due to bridge and road closures, residents west of the river will not be serviced on their regularly scheduled collection day. We do anticipate there will be other areas in multiple communities which are identified as inaccessible due to other road closures, high water and potentially poor road conditions. As with any other weather related event, for areas with impacted service the next attempt will be on your next regularly scheduled collection day.

In addition, due to the extreme flooding, access to our location has been impacted and MMWA’s office will be closed beginning at 3 pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. We will respond to any messages at that time. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Keep in mind, the May 25th Memorial Day holiday will result in a one day delay that week for all MMWA member communities.

Collection Services Delayed One Day Due to the Memorial Day Holiday

The upcoming Memorial Day holiday does impact solid waste collection services provided to the 34 Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) member communities. There will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection provided on Monday, May 25. With the holiday falling on a Monday, collection services will be delayed one day for every community the week of Memorial Day. Residents should prepare and set out materials one day later than they normally do during the holiday week. For example, if your normal collection day is Monday, you should put your materials to the curb on Tuesday.

Bulk Collection to Resume Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020

Residents can set out up to two bulk items on their regularly scheduled collection day. A bulk item is anything not contained in a bag or a can and/or anything that weighs more than 50 pounds. If the trash driver is unable to collect a bulk item due to its weight, size or truck capacity, he should tag the item with an orange sticker marking the box “item pickup scheduled do NOT remove from curb”. For best results, residents should contact the MMWA office with any questions about how to properly prepare their bulk item for collection or with any bulk item related questions. MMWA does not schedule bulk item collection in advance as many items placed curbside for bulk pick up are removed from the curb by scrappers.

Yard Waste Collection to Resume on Monday, April 20, 2020

The Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) is pleased to announce that yard waste collection will resume on Monday, April 20, 2020, for its member communities participating in yard waste services.

Residents can place their properly prepared yard waste curbside no later than 7 am on their regular collection day. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, and sticks less than two inches in diameter. Yard waste should be placed in brown kraft bags or in cans between 20 – 35 gallons in size. Any container and its contents should weigh no more than 50 pounds. We do recognize that volumes will be high to begin with. We recommend that residents not remove their yard waste from the curb.

At this time, bulk collection remains suspended. A bulk item, commonly thought to be something like a couch, is defined as anything not contained in a bag or a can and/or any item that weighs more than 50 pounds.

MMWA is focused on the safety of our residents and collection workers. We encourage residents to continue properly containing materials. Please give your driver plenty of room to safely collect your materials.

This is a fluid situation. Please check MMWA’s Facebook page and our website, recyclemotion.org, for the most up to date information.

MMWA COVID-19 Service Update Non City of Saginaw Residents

As of Monday, April 13, 2020, yard waste collection service remains delayed for those MMWA member communities with yard waste collection service: the Village of Birch Run, Bridgeport Twp, Buena Vista Twp, Carrollton Twp, the City of Frankenmuth, James Twp, Kochville Twp, Saginaw Twp, Spaulding Twp, the Village of St. Charles, Thomas Twp, Tittabawassee Twp and the City of Zilwaukee. For all MMMA communities bulk collection remains suspended. A bulk item is anything not contained in a bag or a can.

COVID-19 Update: Bulk Items

We have another COVID-19 update for residents in all MMWA member communities. Beginning April 1, 2020, through at least April 13, 2020, bulk items will no longer be collected. Bulk items, which are usually thought of as a couch or refrigerator, are any items not contained in a bag or can. Regular trash collection services will continue. Residents should bag or contain in a can all of their regular household trash. Each bag or can should weigh no more than 50 pounds. Thank you and please give your collection worker plenty of room to safely collect your materials.

COVID-19 Update: Yard Waste Collection

We have a COVID-19 update for residents in MMWA member communities with yard waste collection. Yard waste collection will not begin on April 1, 2020, and will be delayed until at least April 14, 2020. MMWA is focused on the safety of our residents and collection workers. We thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times.