Garbage pick up is every Friday: Please have it at the curb no later than 7 am
Residents of MMWA member communities may set out an unlimited number of bags or cans of household generated trash each week.
Trash must be in bags or trashcans no larger than 33 gallons and each bag or trashcan should not weigh more than 50 pounds each. All trash must be securely contained in bags or trashcans to reduce litter and discourage pests.
Any item that exceeds 50 pounds or does not fit into a standard 33 gallon bag or trashcan is considered a bulky item. Furniture, mattresses and appliances are examples of bulky items.
Items such as auto parts, intact garage doors, landscape timbers, building materials, assembled swing sets and picnic tables are NOT included in the regular MMWA curbside collection program. Contact a commercial garbage hauler for removal, listed under “Rubbish” in the yellow pages of your phone directory.
You are allowed to set out 2 bulky items per week on your regular collection day.
Carpet must be cut into 4-foot wide rolls, tied up or duct taped and weigh no more than 50 pounds per roll. The trash hauler will tag heavy bulky items for collection at a later time – do not remove the tagged item from the curb.
One bundle of brush (cut or broken branches) is allowed each week. Individual brush must be more than 2″ diameter. The bundle must be no more than 3 foot x 4 foot in size. Bundle brush with twine and place at curb next to trash for collection.
Contact a tree removal or landscape service to pick up larger amounts of brush and trees/limbs.
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Other Waste Disposal Options
- People’s Landfill
- 4143 E. Rathbun Rd.
- Birch Run
- Waste Management – Saginaw
- 1311 N. Niagara
For large home repair or remodeling projects and clean-outs.
- Billy’s Contracting
- 3161 Carrollton Rd
- 989-753-7719 or 888-9-BILLYS (888-924-5597)
- Waste Management – Saginaw
The Listings on this website do not constitute an endorsement by Mid Michigan Waste Authority. The information provided is not all inclusive and is subject to change without notice.
The Loop Guide provides curbside solid waste service requirement info 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.
Materials must be placed at the curb in at least one official recycling bin. Non-official recycling containers may also be used as additional capacity but must be 33 gallons or less and must be labeled with a “Recyclables Only” sticker. Recycling bins and “Recyclables Only” stickers can be obtained by contacting your local city, township or village office.
Recycling, it’s just a 2-Step process!
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Step #1: Place all paper and paper goods in a recycling bin or a paper bag set inside the bin. Empty, flatten and cut down cardboard boxes into pieces no larger than 2 foot by 3 foot and place in or under recycling bin.
Step #2: Place all glass, metal and #1 and #2 plastic containers together in one recycling bin. Remember to empty and rinse all containers before recycling. Removing labels is not necessary. Throw plastic lids in the trash. Recycle metal lids. Flatten containers when possible. Step 1 Acceptable Paper Items:
|Cereal And Cookie Boxes||Phone Books|
|Dry Food Boxes||Magazines|
|Shoe and Gift Boxes||Catalogs|
|Paper Towel Rolls||Envelopes- Including Windows|
|Toilet Paper Rolls||Junk Mail|
|Boxes with Multiple Layers||Computer Paper|
|Brown Paper Bags||Copier Paper|
|Newspaper and all inserts||Note Book/Writing Paper|
Step 1 Unacceptable Items:
|Frozen Food Boxes||Product Samples|
|Laundry Soap Boxes||Metal or Board Inserts|
|Food Contaminated Boxes i.e. Pizza Boxes||Plastic Grocery Bags|
Step 2 Acceptable Plastic Containers:
|All #1 and #2 Containers||Milk Jugs|
|Beverage Bottles||Laundry Detergent Bottles|
|Juice and Soda Bottles|
Step 2 Unacceptable Plastic:
|Plastic Grocery Bags||Foam Corners and Peanuts|
|Motor Oil Bottles||Plastic Wrap|
|Cooking Oil Bottles||Medical Items|
Step 2 Acceptable Glass Containers:
|Clear, Brown, and Green Glass||Ceramics and Cookware|
|Beverage Glasses and Plates||Plate Glass|
Step 2 Unacceptable Glass:
|Light Bulbs||Black, Blue or Frosted Glass|
Step 2 Acceptable Metal Containers:
|Aluminum and Food Cans||Empty Aerosol Cans|
|Metal Can Lids and Ends||Empty Paint Cans|
|Foil Food Trays/Pie Plates|
Step 2 Unacceptable Metals:
|Large Metal Scraps||Coated Foil Wrappers|
Yard Waste pick up is every Friday April-November: Must be out by 7am also
Michigan State law prohibits yard waste from being disposed of in the landfill. If a community does not offer curbside yard waste collection service, citizens must self manage through composting, mulching or burning.
Yard waste collection is provided seasonally, April through November, in limited areas. Contact your community to learn about service availability. Bridgeport Township and City of Frankenmuth have specific requirements, residents of these communities should contact their municipal office for more details.
Yard waste is defined as grass clippings, yard vegetation, sod without dirt, twigs (less then 2″ in diameter), leaves, etc. These items may be placed in a 33 gallon or smaller trashcan or paper yard waste bag and weigh less than 50 pounds. Please close bag(s) or use lids. Trashcans need a “Yard Waste” sticker, yard waste bags may need a tag; call your local municipality for details.
Large items, such as root balls and stumps, are not accepted as yard waste or trash. Contact a commercial landscape or tree removal service for disposal.
Brush is accepted as trash by state law. One bundle of brush (cut or broken branches 3 to 4 feet in length and at least 2” in diameter) is allowed each week. See Trash Details page for more information.
Christmas trees are collected the first three weeks in January for composting. Remove all tinsel, ornaments, hooks, lights, ropes or plastic tree bags before putting tree at curbside.
For information on your garbage pick up service and for special refuse programs and times please visit the MMWA site below:
Thomas Township is a member of the Mid Michigan Waste Authority
For information on recycling vist the RECYCLE MOTION website below: