Monthly Heavy Item & Brush Collection
PLEASE NOTE: Under Executive Order 2020-70 ("Stay Home, Stay Safe") issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday, May 7, all City buildings and non-essential services are closed through Friday, May 29.
Refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection in the City continue as scheduled. Heavy item collection continues as scheduled with the exception of appliances. Other non-appliance items will be collected as scheduled.
Beginning Monday, May 4, brush collection will resume in Area A and Borrow-A-Container and bin delivery services will resume beginning with previously-booked reservations received prior to March 23, 2020.
For a full list of service changes and updates, please click here.
Heavy Items are objects that are too large/bulky to fit into a garbage can or garbage bag. All items and brush must be under 8 feet in length and placed between the curb and the sidewalk (outlawn). Brush should be placed in a separate pile from trash.
Heavy Items and Brush are collected from residential properties once per month on a scheduled collection week.
AREA A = 1st Monday of the month
AREA B = 2nd Monday of the month
AREA C = 3rd Monday of the month
AREA D = 4th Monday of the month
Items can be placed at the curb on the Saturday preceding a resident's scheduled collection Monday. Items should be at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on the Monday of your area's scheduled collection week. Crews begin collection on the designated Monday. Your collection day will vary, depending on the volume of items out. Once the crew has finished collection on your street, they do not go back. If you do not know your collection Monday, check out the City's collection schedule by street by clicking on the Collection Schedules icon or download Recycle Coach.
- Appliances (remove covers and doors). Appliances are also collected weekly on a call-in basis, 989-837-6900
- Asphalt, concrete, brick or stone & other masonry rubble
- Boxes of any size, including moving boxes
- Demolition, remodeling and building materials (for established Midland residences only)
- Furniture, mattresses & carpeting (less than 8 feet in length)
- Logs, cut branches, tree trimmings & brush (Less than 8 feet in length. Place parallel to the curb. Leave 1 foot of space between piles. For established Midland residences only. No service for land clearing.)
- Scrap metal
- Up to 3 televisions per address per year
- Tires (maximum of four per year per address)
- Whole boxes & corrugated cardboard larger than 3 ft. x 3 ft. (boxes can be recycled only if they fit inside the recycle bin)
Items Not Collected
- Car batteries
- Chemicals or household hazardous materials
- Brush set out in continuous piles - not properly prepared as indicated below
- Brush and Heavy Items mixed together. Always put them into clearly separated piles
- Dead animals
- Excess of 4 tires a year
- Explosives and live ammunition
- Heavy Items or brush that are near poles, hydrants, trees, signs, mailboxes, wires or other obstacles
- Household hazardous materials
- Loose soil, sod, and rocks
- Old cars, car bodies, car parts
- Wet / liquid paint
How to Prepare Your Items for Collection
- All items, including brush piles must be less than 8 feet in length; leave 1 foot of space between piles and DO NOT mix brush and Heavy Items together. Always put them in clearly separated piles.
- Avoid placing items near poles, trees, hydrants, mailboxes, wires and other obstacles
- Containers put out for Heavy Item collection will be disposed of along with their contents
- Flatten boxes and corrugated cardboard
- Place items on the outlawn between the curb and sidewalk. Do not place items in the street
- Remove covers and doors from all appliances
Disposing of Cardboard & Boxes
- Boxes are not to be used as containers for refuse or debris
- Whole boxes and large cardboard are collected monthly with your heavy item collection only
- Cardboard and boxes of any size can be dropped off at the Midland Recyclers; call 989-631-1668 for info