MMWA Publications and Promotions
MMWA 2023 SPECIAL WASTE DROP OFF DAYS
Beginning in April, Mid Michigan Waste Authority plans to offer five all in one drop off days for household problem wastes, including paint, electronics, and hazardous waste, as well as two document shredding events. The program will run from April through September and is free to residents of Saginaw County, Bethany Township, Village of Breckenridge, and Wheeler Township. The events cannot accept waste from businesses, farms, schools, or non-profit organizations. Appointments are required.
You can schedule your appointment online here!
RECYCLE – THANK YOU FOR RECYCLING THESE
On average, MMWA residents recycle 5,000 tons of paper, plastic, metal, and glass recyclables collected at the curb each year. MMWA accepts aluminum and metal cans, cartons, glass bottles and jars, cereal boxes, newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, and cardboard, all plastic bottles, jars, and tubs and more at the curb. Other items such as plastic bags should be returned to a retailer, Styrofoam should be returned to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo, and tanglers, like hangers and cords, should not be placed in your curbside recycling. Let that in tact piece of paper be recycled but don’t put that shredded paper in your MMWA curbside recycling! If you have questions contact MMWA at (989) 781-9555.
MMWA YARD WASTE
Fourteen MMWA member communities receive yard waste services: 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.
Yard waste is defined by state law as grass clippings, twigs (less than two inches in diameter), leaves, and other yard vegetation. Yard waste season runs from April 3, 2023 – December 8, 2023.
MMWA HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING DRIVE
Each year, MMWA holds a holiday light recycling drive from November 15 – January 15. The project kicks off on America Recycles Day – November 15 – just as many people are pulling out their holiday decorations for the season. All sizes, styles, and colors of indoor and outdoor string lights can be donated.
Residents can drop off their lights at multiple locations throughout Saginaw County, plus a Gratiot County drop-off site at the Wheeler Township Office.
MMWA LOOP GUIDE
The Loop Guide provides curbside solid waste service details for residents of Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA) member communities. These trash, recycling, and yard waste guidelines are in place to provide residents an efficient, safe, cost-effective services program. By following these guidelines, you will ensure the health and safety of collection workers and experience curbside service without interruption.
BE SMART WITH SHARPS
Residents who are unaware of safe needle disposal methods may be tossing loose needles in their trash cans or recycling bins, posing a serious risk of injury and infection to collection workers, neighbors, children, and pets. MMWA’s Be Smart with Sharps campaign aims to prevent accidental needle stick injuries to sanitation workers, and anyone else who comes into contact with curbside refuse materials.