Refuse

Refuse services are provided on Monday (residents north of Tawas Lake) and Wednesday (residents south of Tawas Lake). For more information on which day your refuse is collected please contact Waste Management at 989.362.9562.

New Waste Management bins will be dropped off beginning the week of 8/24/2021.

PICKUP SCHEDULE & CART PLACEMENT:

To ensure pick-up, have your carts at the curb by 6:00am or no earlier than 4:00pm the night before your collection day.

Follow trash cart placement instructions found on lid of each cart. Place lid opening towards the street.

LARGE ITEMS:

Large Items such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, carpet, etc. should be placed at the curb with your rubbish on your regular collection day. ONLY ONE LARGE ITEM PER MONTH.

ITEMS THAT WM CANNOT TAKE:

If the trash placed on the curb is not acceptable under the Township's Solid Waste Program, a large tag will be placed on the unacceptable trash and will be marked with the reason.

  • Liquid Waster (gasoline & automobile oil)

  • Construction/ roofing debris
  • Loose needles/sharps
  • Car and truck parts/engines
  • Yard waste mixed w/ rubbish
  • concrete/ bricks
  • Tree stumps over 50lbs
  • propane tanks
  • tires
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Wood/dry wall
  • Fencing/Railroad Ties
  • Wet Paint Cans (let paint dry and place at curb with lid off.)

Yard Waste

Yard Waste pickup will be provided by the township on the following dates:

August 8, 2021

September 2, 2021

September 16, 2021

September 30, 2021

October 14, 2021

October 28, 2021

November 11, 2021

November 26, 2021

Michigan law prohibits the depositing of yard waste in landfills. This means yard waste must be separated from regular household trash at the curb and taken to a yard waste recycling site.

YARD WASTE IS:

  • Grass Clippings

  • Leaves

  • Garden Debris

  • Shrubs & bush trimmings

YARD WASTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sod

  • Pet waste Branches over 6 inches in diameter

  • Stumps over 50lbs, logs, wood, dirt, rocks

  • Trash

YARD WASTE PICKUP:

  • Place yard waste at curb before 6:00am on the day of pickup.

  • Place yard waste at least 3 feet from your rubbish or on opposite side of the diveway.

  • Grass clippings, leaves, etc. should be placed at the curb in:

    • 20 to 32 Gallon cans clearly marked "YARD WASTE."​

    • Designated paper yard waste bags avaliable at local retail stores.

    • 50lbs maximum per bag/can.

WM Waste Program Guide

Recycling

Recycling services can be found at the Waste Management Transfer Station.

For information on what can be recycled at this location please visit Waste Management Recycling.

Holiday Schedule

If one of the following holidays falls during the week (M-F) ON OR BEFORE your collection day in a given week, your collection of rubbish, recycle & yard waste will be one day behind.

Holidays Observed

New Years Day

Memorial Day

4th of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Missed Pick-Up or Problems

 

Please direct questions pertaining to your refuse & yard waste pickup to Waste Management at:

Phone:

989.362.9562 or 866.797.9018

Email:

customerservice_MIOHIN@wm.com