Refuse Collection

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Household refuse and yard waste is collected weekly on your scheduled day, Monday - Friday. All refuse set at the curb must be generated from that address. Refuse is collected in tied plastic trash bags, covered garbage cans with handles and gray bins purchased from the City. Please bag all refuse in cans and City bins to avoid creating a litter hazard. Place refuse and yard waste side-by-side at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day and no sooner than 6 p.m. on the day before your collection. Bins may not be stored at the curb. All bins shall be removed from the curb after being emptied on the day of collection or are subject to removal by the City with all costs incurred billed to the property owner.  

Find out your refuse collection day through out interactive collection schedule by clicking on the calendar icon above or download Recycle Coach. Call the Department of Public Services at 989-837-6900 with any questions.

Refuse Containers

Refuse is collected in cans with handles, tied plastic bags, and gray City of Midland refuse bins. Cans and plastic bags must be closed and weigh less than 50 pounds. Gray refuse bins are wheeled trash bins with attached lids purchased from the City of Midland. The bins are 95-gallon containers (comparable to 6-8 kitchen-size trash bags; weight limit 200 lbs.) and cost $70 each. The Department of Public Services will deliver your purchased bin to your home, in the City limits, within 10 business days from the date your order is received. There is no charge for delivery.

Refuse Bin Order Forms Available Online

To order one or more bins, fill out the Refuse and Yard Waste Bin Order Form, then deliver or mail it along with a check or money order made payable to "City of Midland" to: City Treasurer's Office, P.O. Box 1647, Midland, MI 48641-1647. Adobe Reader is required to use the interactive refuse bin order form.

This form is also available in hard copy form from the Department of Public Services at the Municipal Service Center or City Hall at the Treasurer's Office.

Collection of Special Items

Click on the link to the left to find out what special items may be collected curbside, and how to prepare them for collection. These items are collected on your weekly refuse collection day.