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 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
- Hazardous Waste
- Wood/dry wall
- Fencing/Railroad Ties
- Wet Paint Cans (let paint dry and place at curb with lid off.)
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:
Shrubs & bush trimmings
YARD WASTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Pet waste Branches over 6 inches in diameter
Stumps over 50lbs, logs, wood, dirt, rocks
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 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.
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.
New Years Day
4th of July
Missed Pick-Up or Problems
Please direct questions pertaining to your refuse & yard waste pickup to Waste Management at:
989.362.9562 or 866.797.9018