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.
*New in 2023 will be the implementation of “carts” (rolling trash and recycling containers). We anticipate cart delivery in mid 2023. Until then, you should continue placing your trash and bulk at the curb just as you do right now.
- Thomas Township residents have weekly recycling.
- Please keep your materials clean, empty, dry, and loose.
*New in 2023 will be the implementation of “carts” (rolling trash and recycling containers). We anticipate cart delivery in mid 2023. Until then, you should continue placing your trash, bulk, and recycling at the curb just as you do right now.
- Thomas Township 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.