Weather Update Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mid Michigan residents are experiencing a welcome reprieve from the recent inclement weather. All routes are running as usual. Shout out to all of the Waste Management drivers who have done a great job during these cold, snowy, icy, and windy days. Thank you to all of our residents for their patience.

Inclement weather update for Wednesday, February 13

Unfortunately it’s another Inclement Weather Wednesday in mid-Michigan and that means your trash and recycling collection may be impacted. Waste Management trucks will be on the road attempting service on Wednesday, February 13 but if they encounter areas that are not safe to travel, they will be unable to collect your materials until next week. Please remove your materials from the curb until your next service day. If your trash and/or recycling cannot be collected, we apologize for the inconvenience, but safety is always our top priority. Call us at (989)781-9555 if you have questions.

Inclement weather update for Tuesday, February 12

Mid-Michigan drivers are once again facing hazardous road conditions, with driving impacted by snow, freezing rain, decreased visibility, and wind gusts. However, Waste Management trash and recycling trucks will be on the road attempting service on Tuesday, February 12. Keep in mind that they may encounter areas that are not safe to travel, and if that happens, they will be unable to collect your materials until next week. Please remove your materials from the curb until your next service day. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to prioritize safety during another bout of extreme weather. If you have questions, please call us at (989) 781-9555.

Inclement weather update for Friday, February 8

On Friday, February 8, Waste Management trucks should be on the road attempting service but drivers may encounter areas that are not safe to travel. If that happens, they will be unable to collect your materials until next week. Please remove your materials from the curb until your next service day. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we prioritize safety for our collection workers and our communities. Questions? Call us at (989) 781-9555.

Inclement weather update for Thursday, February 7

While services are not canceled today, Thursday, February 7, there will likely be areas the drivers cannot service due to icy road conditions. Waste Management trucks will be on the road attempting service but drivers may encounter areas that are not safe to travel. If that happens, they will be unable to collect your materials until next week. Please remove your materials from the curb until your next service day. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we prioritize safety for our collection workers and our communities. Questions? Call us at (989) 781-9555.

Inclement weather update for Wednesday, February 6

Most area school districts are closed as residents in the Mid Michigan Waste Authority service area wake up to icy roadways and freezing rain. Waste Management trucks will be on the road attempting service today but drivers may encounter areas that are not safe to travel. If that happens, they will be unable to collect your materials until next week. Please remove your materials from the curb until your next service day. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we prioritize safety for our collection workers and our communities. Questions? Call us at (989) 781-9555

Trash, recycling services canceled Friday, Feb 1

Freezing temps impact service to 11 Mid Michigan Waste Authority communities

 SAGINAW, MI  –  Due to the expected sub-zero temperatures, solid waste collection services will be canceled in 11 mid-Michigan communities on Friday, February 1.

MMWA trash and recycling collection services, operated by Waste Management, will NOT be running in Albee Twp, Bethany Twp, Blumfield Twp, Brady Twp, Village of Breckenridge, James Twp, Maple Grove Twp, Village of St Charles, City of Saginaw, Thomas Twp, and Wheeler Twp. Recycling trucks from the City of Saginaw will also not be collecting on Friday.

Solid waste collection services were also canceled on Wednesday, January 30, and Thursday, January 31, impacting Birch Run Twp, Village of Birch Run, Bridgeport Twp, Buena Vista Twp, Carrollton Twp, Chapin Twp, Chesaning Twp, City of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth Twp, Richland Twp, City of Saginaw, St Charles Twp, Spaulding Twp, and Tittabawassee Twp.

Communities with canceled trash and recycling services will not have collection service until their next regular collection day. Residents are asked to remove all materials from the curb until their service day next week.

Residents should refer to MMWA’s Facebook page and website, www.recyclemotion.org, for the most current announcements regarding inclement weather impacts.

 

 

UPDATE: Trash services canceled for Thursday, January 31

Freezing temps impact service to Mid Michigan Waste Authority communities

 SAGINAW, MI  –  Due to the expected sub-zero temperatures, solid waste collection services will be canceled in eight mid-Michigan communities on Thursday, January 31.

Those communities are Birch Run Twp, Village of Birch Run, Buena Vista Twp, Carrollton Twp, Chesaning Twp, Richland Twp, St Charles Twp, and the City of Saginaw.

Mid Michigan Waste Authority trash and recycling collection services, operated by Waste Management, will NOT be running on Thursday. Recycling trucks from the City of Saginaw will also not be collecting in the City.

Residents in those communities should hold their materials until their next regular service day. Do not place trash or recycling to the curb, as collection trucks will not return until next week.

Weather conditions for Friday, February 1 are being closely monitored to ensure that collection workers and communities stay safe. Residents in all MMWA member communities  should refer to MMWA’s Facebook page and website, www.recyclemotion.org, for the most current announcements regarding potential inclement weather impacts.

 

 

MMWA trash, recycling services canceled Wed., Jan. 30

Freezing temps impact service to Mid Michigan Waste Authority communities

 SAGINAW, MI  –  Due to the expected sub-zero temperatures, solid waste collection services will be canceled in seven mid-Michigan communities on Wednesday, January 30.

Mid Michigan Waste Authority trash and recycling collection services, operated by Waste Management, will NOT be running in Bridgeport Twp, Chapin Twp, City of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth Twp, City of Saginaw, Spaulding Twp, and Tittabawassee Twp. Recycling trucks from the City of Saginaw will also not be collecting on Wednesday.

Residents in those communities should hold their materials until their next regular service day. Do not place trash or recycling to the curb, as collection trucks will not return until next week.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Michigan as the state braces for extreme weather conditions and wind chills as low as negative 50 degrees.

While it is currently anticipated that collection services will be provided on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, the weather is being closely monitored to ensure that collection workers and communities stay safe. Residents in communities serviced on those days should refer to MMWA’s Facebook page and website, www.recyclemotion.org, for the most current announcements regarding inclement weather impacts.

Mid Michigan Waste Authority is a government entity providing comprehensive residential solid waste services to approximately 69,000 households in 34 communities across the Saginaw Valley area. For more information about residential curbside collection services and other MMWA programming call (989) 781-9555 or visit www.recyclemotion.org.

Winter weather trash collection reminders

As we face the most significant snowfall of the season, Mid Michigan Waste Authority would like to take this opportunity to remind our residents about our policies and protocols related to weather-related service impacts.

While collection workers make every effort to collect materials on schedule, they are cautioned against attempting service if driving conditions are hazardous. Safety is always MMWA and Waste Management’s shared priority.

Roads that are found to be impassable when a truck goes by will not have collection service reattempts until the community’s regular service day the following week. If trash or recycling is not collected by 6 pm, residents should pull their materials back from the road and put them out on their next trash day.

MMWA staff work closely with the Waste Management team throughout the day to get timely information about road conditions, and will keep its Facebook page and website updated with collection service impacts.

While we can’t control the weather and its impact on curbside collection services, there are some things residents can do to make sure their trash is picked up and drivers stay safe.

  • Consider holding your trash and recycling until the following week if the weather is bad, especially when snow plows are running. Passing plows may cover your materials with snow or push them away from the curb. Drivers cannot collect materials that have been covered with snow or knocked over by plows.
  • Do not use white trash bags if there is snow on the ground, as the driver may not see them.
  • Do not place garbage cans on top of snow piles or icy patches.
  • Retrieve your cans and bins as soon as possible after collection.
  • Please have patience. Our aim is to collect your trash and recycling in a timely manner but unfortunately some days we cannot do that if we want to keep our drivers and our communities safe.

If you have any questions about trash collection during inclement weather, please contact MMWA at (989) 781-9555.