MMWA Publications and Promotions

2017 Loop Guide

MMWA 2022 Special Waste Drop Off Days

Beginning in May, 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 May 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.

**New in 2022 you can schedule your appointment online by clicking one of the links below.

Special Waste Drop Off Wednesday, May 4th

Special Waste Drop Off Saturday Events

Document Shredding Events


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MMWA Holiday Light Recycling Drive

The Mid Michigan Waste Authority will kick off their 7th annual Holiday Light Recycling Drive on America Recycles Day, November 15, 2021, and run through January 15, 2022. Recycle your broken, old, or out of style holiday string lights this season and put some sparkle back into your holiday!

Residents can drop off their lights throughout Saginaw County at the following locations: Bridgeport Twp Govt Center, The CAN Council office in the City of Saginaw, Carrollton Township DPW, Frankenmuth City Hall, James Township Hall, Kochville Township Office, Mid Michigan Waste Authority Office, Richland Township Office, Saginaw City Public Works, Saginaw Township DPS Bldg., Spaulding Township Office, St. Charles District Library, Thomas Township Public Safety Bldg., Zilwaukee City Office plus one location in Gratiot County located at the Wheeler Township Office. A collection bin will be located at Hayes Park during the Freeland Light Show from December 1 to January 1.



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2017 Loop Guide

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.


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Ten Things You Need to Know About Trash Collection

It’s your trash day! Here are the ten most important things to know about getting your materials collected at the curb.





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Bag and Tie So Your Trash Won’t Fly

The best way to prevent blowing litter is to bag your trash and make sure the bag is securely tied shut. While your recycling cannot be placed in plastic bags, you can more securely contain your recyclables by using a 45-gallon or smaller can instead of a recycling bin.

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Be Smart with Sharps

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.

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Do Recycle


Mid Michigan Waste Authority is pleased to announce its recent partnership with American Waste, Inc. as our new recyclables processor. Residents in MMWA’s 34 member communities 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.

Rethink Your Recycling

Mid Michigan Waste Authority is pleased to launch Rethink Your Recycling, a new education campaign aimed at answering some of the most common, “Can I recycle this?” questions posed by our residents. Each month, we will focus on a different item, encouraging residents to stop and think about whether it belongs in their recycling bins.

Rethink Your Recycling January: Pizza Boxes
Rethink Your Recycling April: Pet Food Bags