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.

 

 

Inclement weather update for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Overnight snow accumulation has created another day of slick roads in the MMWA service area. Trash and recycling trucks will be out attempting service today but drivers may not be able to service some areas due to hazardous road conditions. If your materials are not collected this week, please remove them from the curb and put them out on your next regular service day.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we prioritize safety for our drivers and the public.

If you have questions, please call us at (989) 781-9555.

Inclement weather update for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It’s another day of icy roads in the Mid Michigan Waste Authority service area, with many area schools closed due to the hazardous driving conditions. Waste Management trucks will be attempting collection today, but some roads and areas may not be serviceable.

Roads/areas found to be impassable when the truck goes by will not have collection service reattempts until the regular collection day next week. Residents who set out materials that are not picked up are asked to remove materials from the curb until their service day next week.

For more information, call (989) 781-9555.

Inclement weather update for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Drivers in the Mid Michigan Waste Authority service area are encountering icy roads this morning, with some area schools closed due to the hazardous road conditions. Waste Management trucks will be attempting collection today, but some roads and areas may not be serviceable.

Roads/areas found to be impassable when the truck goes by will not have collection service reattempts until the regular collection day next week. Residents who set out materials that are not picked up are asked to remove materials from the curb until their service day next week.

For more information, call (989) 781-9555.

Martin Luther King holiday will not delay trash service

The upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 21, will not cause any delays in trash and recycling services provided to the 34 communities served by the Mid Michigan Waste Authority.

Residents should prepare and set out materials on their regularly scheduled collection day.

Holidays that do impact solid waste pickup are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Any communities with service that falls on the holiday and those that are serviced on the weekdays after the holiday will have collection delayed by one day. Service is not impacted when the holiday falls on a weekend.

 

 

 

Curbside Christmas tree disposal runs through January

Now that the excitement of the holiday season is over, area residents are facing the chore of putting away their decorations and disposing of their fresh cut Christmas trees.

Residents in all 34 communities served by the Mid Michigan Waste Authority can put their fresh Christmas trees to the curb by 7 am on their regular trash day throughout the month of January.

Residents do not need to remove ornaments, tinsel, garland or other decorative items, and trees can be put to the curb with or without a tree bag.

Trees that are frozen to the ground or covered with snow will not be collected until they can be safely accessed by the driver. Large or heavy trees may have to be picked up by the bulk truck, and in those cases, trees should be collected within two days of the resident’s regular service day.

The service applies only to Christmas trees that have been used as indoor holiday décor. State law prohibits yard waste and vegetation from being disposed of in the landfill; however, the ban does not apply to Christmas trees. Artificial trees may be placed to the curb as a bulky item at any time of year.

Residents who would like to dispose of unwanted Christmas tree lights can take part in the MMWA Holiday Light Recycling Drive, which runs through Jan. 15, 2019. Lights may be dropped off at several locations throughout mid-Michigan

  • Bridgeport Twp Governmental Center
    6206 Dixie Highway, Bridgeport
  • The CAN Council
    1311 N Michigan Ave, Saginaw
  • Kochville Twp Office
    5851 Mackinaw Rd, Saginaw
  • Mid Michigan Waste Authority
    2063 S Miller Rd, Saginaw
  • Richland Twp Administrative Office
    1180 N Hemlock Rd, Hemlock
  • Saginaw Twp Dept of Public Services
    4870 Shattuck Rd, Saginaw
  • Charles District Library
    104 W Spruce St, St. Charles
  • Thomas Twp Public Safety Building
    8215 Shields Dr, Saginaw
  • Wheeler Twp Hall
    8510 E Monroe Rd, Wheeler
  • Zilwaukee City Administration Building
    319 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw

For more information about Christmas tree collection or the holiday light drive, please call (989) 781-9555.