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Gray is only for refuse (garbage) collection - it is collected weekly
Blue is only for yard waste collection - it is collected weekly on your refuse day April to November
Black & Green is only for recycling - it is collected on a schedule once per month on your refuse day
Call the Department of Public Services at 989-837-6900 and request one. They will ask for your name, address, and phone number. The black and green recycle cart will be delivered by GFL Environmental.
All boxboard and cardboard must fit loosely inside the black and green recycle cart. Cardboard and boxes placed outside the cart cannot be collected unless they fit inside the cart. The driver has no way to collect these items using the automated arm of the truck. You may also place oversized cardboard out for your monthly Heavy Item Collection.
Please view the attached brochure for acceptable and unacceptable recycling items.
Please view the attached brochure for items that are not accepted for recycling.
For repairs or replacement of your black and green recycle cart, contact the Department of Public Services at 989-837-6900. Let them know what needs to be repaired (wheel off, lid, etc.) and a repair/replacement will be scheduled with GFL.
The white imprinted number is a serial number. You should record the white imprinted serial number of your black and green recycle cart. If your cart is stolen, you will need to provide a police report with the serial number in order to receive a replacement cart.
Residents are allowed to set out up to three (3) 14-gallon bins or like size containers (i.e laundry basket) next to their black and green recycle cart. The driver will empty the black and green cart, get out of the truck and empty the items in the additional containers into the cart and empty it. Items in the additional containers must be able to fit into the black and green cart. If you routinely have an overflow of recycling, you should consider leasing an additional black and green cart for $36 per cart per year. You are allowed a maximum of three (3) black and green carts. For information about leasing additional carts, contact the Department of Public Service at 989-837-6900.