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.

A Message for MMWA Residents Regarding COVID-19

At MMWA we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, our vendors and our member communities. We are following CDC guidelines, and Federal, State and Local directives. Following that guidance, we are closing the MMWA office to the public. The office will continue its regular hours of operation Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

MMWA’s collection vendor, Waste Management, is currently maintaining standard operations.

For the most up to date information, please visit our website www.recyclemotion.org or check out our Mid Michigan Waste Authority Facebook page

Changes to MMWA’s Curbside Recycling Program

Mid Michigan Waste Authority is pleased to announce its recent partnership with American Waste, Inc. as our new recyclables processor. Residents in MMWA’s member communities participating in the curbside recycling program will once again be able to include glass items and plastics #4 – #7, excluding foam products, in their residential curbside recycling. This is in addition to clean and dry plastics #1-#2, cardboard, mixed paper and steel and aluminum cans. Residents are asked to continue focusing on reducing contamination by ensuring that only these items are placed in their curbside set out. Other items such as plastic bags, foam products and tanglers, like hangers and cords, should not be placed in your curbside recycling container. If you have questions contact MMWA at 989-781-9555.

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Will Impact Collection Services

The upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays will impact solid waste collection services provided to some of Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA)’s member communities. There will be no trash or recycling collection provided on Wednesday, December 25 or Wednesday, January 1. Collection services will be delayed one day for communities with Wednesday through Friday service days during both holiday weeks. Residents should prepare and set out materials one day later than they normally do during the holiday weeks. Christmas Eve Day and New Year’s Eve day are not observed MMWA holidays, so residents with a Tuesday service day should put their materials out on their regular collection day. Residents with a Monday service day are also not impacted.

End of Seasonal Yard Waste Collection Services

The last week of November marks the end of Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s seasonal curbside yard waste collection for 2019. Residents planning a final leaf raking project or yard spruce-up should put their materials to the curb by their last regularly scheduled service date in November. The Thanksgiving delay will impact the last day of yard waste collection for some member communities. You can check with MMWA or you participating municipality to learn if your municipality has extended yard waste collection.

Thanksgiving Holiday Impact on Trash Collection

The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will cause a one-day delay in residential collection of recycling, trash and yard waste for the 18 MMWA member communities whose regular collection service day falls on the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28 or the Friday after the holiday. Residents who normally receive curbside collection services on Thursday or Friday should prepare and set out materials one day later than normal.