Borrow-A-Container Program

A 4 x 6 x 4-foot (4 cubic yards) dumpster can be reserved by residential customers living within the Midland City limits for overnight loading by calling DPS at 989-837-6900. Containers must be reserved in advance. Residents can reserve up to 4 containers per calendar year. There is no charge for this service.

Reservations are available Monday - Friday, and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The driver will determine the safest location for placement. The container is placed on either your outlawn (between the curb and sidewalk) or driveway approach before 3:30 p.m. and collected early the following day. Friday reservations may load over the weekend for early Monday morning pickup.

Borrow A Container image of a dumpster

Important Documents

Guidelines For Use

  1. Only one Borrow-A-Container per day per address is allowed.
  2. Due to disposal regulations, containers can be filled with either brush or refuse, but brush and refuse can not be mixed together.
  3. Due to weight restrictions, the container can only be filled up to half full with shingles or dry wall (overfilled containers must be unloaded by the resident to meet specifications).
  4. The container cannot be used to dispose of hazardous household materials, chemicals, liquid paint, dead animals, car parts, car bodies, car batteries or car tires.
  5. The container may not be used for yard waste, soil or sod, mattresses, asphalt, concrete, brick or stone & other masonry rubble.
  6. Everything must fit inside the Borrow-A-Container so that the lid completely closes.