Collection Schedule
View the collection schedule and then place recycling at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day and no sooner than 6 p.m. on the day before collection. Recycle is collected once a month the same day as your refuse collection. Recycle carts should be placed with the handle facing your home. Allow at least a four foot space around your cart for the automated arm of the truck to access your cart.
Changes to the Curbside Recycling Program
In early August 2010, the City of Midland began a fully automated, single stream recycling program for residents. This program allows for a wider variety of recyclables that can be collected at the curb. See below for an expanded list of acceptable collectibles.  Simply place your recyclables in the cart.  No need to bag or sort.  Remember to rinse out all food residues from containers.
Contracted Service
Republic Waste Services, the City’s contracted service provider for recycling collection, has provided each resident with a brown, 95-gallon cart. These carts are owned by Republic. Please note that the brown 95-gallon carts may only be used for recycling.

If a resident moves from their current address, the cart should remain at the initial delivery location. If you would like additional brown carts, they are available for lease through Republic Waste Services at a cost of $36 per year.  For more information on leasing additional brown carts, contact the Department of Public Services at 989-837-6900.
Items to be Collected
Please review the Acceptable Items for Recycling Guide for a list of recyclable items.  

Proper Use of Your New Cart
Please review the Proper Use of New Carts Guide for instruction on how to properly maneuver your brown recycle cart.

Alternate Recycling Resources
Other recyclable items that are not included in curbside collection may be recycled locally.
  • Midland Recyclers (at the entrance to the Midland Sanitary Landfill, 4311 E. Ashman St.) - call 989-631-1668.
  • Brady News & Recycling, Inc. (3240 Schuette Rd.) - Call 989-496-9900 for information. 

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Contact Us

  1. Karen Murphy
    Director of Public Services
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    Municipal Service Center
    4811 N. Saginaw Rd.
    Midland, MI 48640

    Ph: 989-837-6900
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