City of Saginaw

All materials must be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on your designated service day.

Materials that are not at the curb when collection vehicles go by will not be picked up until your next service day. Residents should leave space between trash, recycling, and yard waste containers so that the collection crews can easily identify which materials should be collected by each truck.

When a major holiday falls on a weekday, collection services will be delayed by one day.

For example, if Christmas Day is on a Wednesday, collection services for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be one day later. Holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday do NOT delay collection services. Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s observed holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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  • If your properly prepared materials were out within the proper timeframe but not picked up, please leave them out until they are serviced.
  • Report all missed collections on your service day or before 5:00 pm the next business day by calling MMWA. Each resident has a one business day window to report a missed pick-up.
  • Trash bags or containers that contain contamination such as yard waste will not be collected. If you see an orange sticker, it probably means your materials are improperly prepared.

Residents should use trash bags up to 55 gallons in size or cans (rigid plastic container with handles) between 20-35 gallons in size. Contents should weigh less than 50 pounds.


  • Please keep your materials clean, empty, dry, and loose.

Residents should use a can (rigid plastic container with handles) up to 45 gallons in size labeled with a recyclables only sticker or the 18 gallon bin. Contents should weigh less than 50 pounds.

Yard Waste

  • City of Saginaw residents have seasonal yard waste.

Place yard waste in cans 20-35 gallons in size or in paper yard waste bags. Cans must be labeled with “Yard Waste Only” stickers, available through MMWA or your municipal office. Yard waste cans and bags must weigh less than 50 pounds each. Twigs and grasses cannot extend more than 12 inches above the lip of the container.

MMWA Trustee

Phil Karwat


Call (989) 781-9555

or visit for your recycling pick-up day.

Residents who live on the EAST side & the following areas on the west side – east of Bond, Brenner, Bullock, Elm, Maple, McEwan & SE of Graham Rd – should follow the A Week Calendar:

2024 City of Saginaw A Week Recycling calendar

West side residents who live west of Bond, Brenner, Bullock, Elm, Maple, McEwan and Northwest of Graham Rd should follow the B Week Calendar:

2024 City of Saginaw B Week Recycling calendar

Call (989) 781-9555

For your trash pick-up day.

City of Saginaw Convenience Station
City of Saginaw residents have another option for the disposal of household trash and recyclables. The city’s Convenience Station is open to city residents on the second Saturday of every month from 8 am to noon. Items that can be dropped off include recyclables, building materials, furniture, trash and other miscellaneous items. No paint or chemicals are accepted. Open to city residents only. Residents must show a valid Michigan driver’s license or identification as proof of residency. The Convenience Station is located behind the Public Works building at 1435 S. Washington Avenue. For more information about the Convenience Station, call (989) 759-1662.