Inclement weather update for Thursday, March 8, 2018

Some trash and recycling drivers are encountering slippery conditions and roads that are drifted over and crowned. This means trucks are moving more slowly, and may not be able to access your materials if your road is not safe to travel. If your trash or recycling cannot be collected due to weather conditions, please remove materials from the curb and put them out on your next regular service day. Thank you for your patience and understanding, as driver and public safety is always our priority.

Yard waste season starts April 2

Many area residents got a head start on their lawn cleanup projects this year, thanks to some unseasonably warm days in February. Mid Michigan Waste Authority is reminding the public that yard waste season does not start until the first week in April for the 14 member communities offering that service.

Residents in the Village of Birch Run, Bridgeport Twp, Buena Vista Twp, Carrollton Twp, City of Frankenmuth, James Twp, Kochville Twp, City of Saginaw, Saginaw Twp, Spaulding Twp, Village of St Charles, Thomas Twp, Tittabawassee Twp and the City of Zilwaukee receive weekly yard waste service and may begin setting out yard waste cans and bags on their first regular collection day in April.

Trash drivers will not collect yard waste that is put at the curb, and yard waste trucks will not be servicing participating communities until the first week of April, so yard waste should not be put the curb before that time. Residents may only use 35 gallon or smaller cans labeled with yard waste stickers or compostable paper bags. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

More details about the 2018 yard waste season will be posted on the MMWA Facebook page and website soon. In the meantime, please call the MMWA office at (989) 781-9555 if you have questions.

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.