Flooded roads update for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Numerous roads across Mid-Michigan are closed today – Wednesday, February 21 – due to water over the roadway. If your trash or recycling driver cannot access your road due to flooding, please pull your materials in and place them back out on your next regular collection day. Saginaw County Emergency Management cautions drivers not go around road closed barricades. The Saginaw County Road Commission notes that there may be roads that do not have “road closed” signs that are not safe to travel. Stay safe!

Inclement weather update for Friday, February 9

Snow continues to accumulate this morning, which means worsening road conditions in our communities, particularly in the rural areas. 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. Questions? Call us at (989) 781-9555.

No trash delay for Presidents’ Day holiday

The upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 19, will not cause any delays in trash and recycling services provided to Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s 34 member communities.

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

The list of 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.

 

 

Inclement weather update for Monday, February 5, 2018

While most area roads have been plowed, some areas are still a challenge to navigate, especially in rural areas. 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. Questions? Call us at (989) 781-9555.

Inclement weather update for Monday, January 22, 2018

Weather update for Monday, January 22: Due to the rain over the weekend and the current rainy conditions, Waste Management drivers are encountering dirt roads that are completely ice covered. Trucks are sliding all over the roads, which isn’t safe for anyone! 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 the MMWA office at (989) 781-9555

Inclement weather update for Friday, January 12, 2018

Waste Management trucks will attempt collection in all communities today, but due to the icy and snowy roads and poor visibility, some areas have not been safe for recycling and trash drivers to access. We anticipate that several roads will be called in today as too hazardous to travel.

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 the MMWA office at (989) 781-9555

No trash delay for MLK Day holiday

The upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 15, 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.

The list of 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; MMWA holiday light recycling drive wraps up January 15

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 will 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, 2018. 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
  • St. 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

The lights will be recycled by Rifkin Scrap Iron and Metal Co., which is paying a small amount per pound. Proceeds will be benefit the CAN (Child Abuse and Neglect) Council of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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

Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays mean trash delay

The upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays do impact solid waste collection services provided to all 34 Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) member communities. There will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection provided on Monday, December 25 or Monday, January 1.

With the holidays falling on a Monday, collection services will be delayed one day for every community during both holiday weeks. Residents should prepare and set out materials one day later than they normally do during the holiday weeks. For example, if your normal collection day is Monday, you should put your materials to the curb on Tuesday.

MMWA communities should set their materials out on the following days during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday weeks:

Mon, Dec 25 & Jan 1 Tues, Dec 26 &

Jan 2

Wed, Dec 27 &
Jan 3
Thurs, Dec 28 &

Jan 4

Fri, Dec 29 &

Jan 5

Sat, Dec 30 &
Jan 6

No services provided and Mid Michigan Waste Authority office will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Saginaw – City Saginaw – City Saginaw – City Saginaw – City Saginaw – City
Brant Twp Fremont Twp Bridgeport Twp Birch Run Twp Albee Twp
Jonesfield Twp Saginaw Twp
N of Weiss
Chapin Twp Birch Run – Village Bethany Twp
Kochville Twp Zilwaukee – City Frankenmuth – City Buena Vista Twp Blumfield Twp
Lakefield Twp Frankenmuth Twp Carrollton Twp Brady Twp
Marion Twp Spaulding Twp Richland Twp Breckenridge – Village
Merrill – Village Tittabawassee Twp Chesaning Twp James Twp
Saginaw Twp
S of Weiss
St Charles Twp Maple Grove Twp
Swan Creek Twp St Charles – Village
Thomas Twp
Wheeler Twp

 

MMWA yard waste season ends Nov 30 for most communities

Three municipalities extending their 2017 yard waste season

November 30 marks the end of Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s seasonal curbside yard waste collection for most MMWA member communities.  However, three municipalities – Saginaw Township, the City of Saginaw, and Thomas Township – have opted to extend their yard waste seasons.

Yard waste services are offered by 13 of Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s 34 municipal members: Village of Birch Run, Bridgeport Township, Buena Vista Township, Carrollton Township, James Township, Kochville Township, City of Saginaw, Saginaw Township, Village of St. Charles, Spaulding Township, Thomas Township, Tittabawassee Township and City of Zilwaukee. The last YW collection days for those communities are noted below:

Municipality Last Service Day Municipality Last Service Day
City of Saginaw Ends the week of 12/4
Last YW day is resident’s regular service day that week
(extended season)
Thomas Twp Fri, 12/8
(extended season)
Village of Birch Run Thurs, 11/30 Kochville Twp Mon 11/27
Buena Vista Twp Thurs, 11/30 Saginaw Twp Mon 12/4 – S of Weiss
Tue 12/5 – N of Weiss
(extended season)
Carrollton Twp Thurs, 11/30 City of Zilwaukee Tue 11/28
James Twp Sat 11/25
(due to Thanksgiving delay)
Bridgeport Twp Wed 11/29
Village of St. Charles Sat 11/25
(due to Thanksgiving delay)
Spaulding Twp Wed 11/29
  Tittabawassee Twp Wed 11/29

Extending yard waste season is an individual municipality decision that must be made before the end of November. Residents should watch the MMWA website and Facebook page for the latest information about curbside collection services, including yard waste.

A number of MMWA member communities offer limited-time brush drop-off sites or collection. Residents should contact their community’s municipal office directly to find out if this service is available.

Yard waste stickers are available at municipal offices in participating communities or free through MMWA. To order yard waste stickers or for more information on yard waste guidelines, contact MMWA at (989) 781-9555.