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Mid Michigan Waste Authority's
Refuse and Yard Waste Details

Material Pick-up

All materials should be at the curb by 7:00 am Tuesday morning.  If refuse materials are not properly prepared, the garbage hauler may tag items and not pick them up at the curb.  If  you have questions or need to report a missed pickup of refuse, recycling,  or a bulky item, please contact the Mid Michigan Waste Authority at (989) 781-9555 or you may contact our office at (989) 642-2097.


  • Unlimited number of garbage bags and/or cans containing regular household rubbish
  • Refuse must be in bags no bigger then 55 gallons, weighing no more than 50 lbs. and must be securely fastened.
  • Trash cans (rigid plastic w/handles) between 20 -35 gallons weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Refuse is collected weekly on every Tuesday in Richland Township

Bulky Items/White Goods

  • Up to 2 large items, such as mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpet rolls, etc. allowed each week
  • Set out items on regular trash day (Tuesday)
  • Carpet must be rolled, cut into 4' lengths and weigh 50 lbs. or less.  (1 roll = 1 bulky item)


Richland Township's waste disposal service serves all single family residences with curbside collection of trash and recyclables.  (This service is funded by a special assessment on your property tax statement.)  Collection day is each Tuesday with recyclable pick up every other Tuesday.  When a major holiday falls on a Monday, disposal service will be a day later.  Two large items may be placed for pick up per week.  Recycling items may be placed in any 45 gallon or less container and marked for recycling.  For information on disposal of hazardous materials, please call the Saginaw County Health Department at (989) 758-3686.  Contact the Mid Michigan Waste Authority (989) 781-9555 for additional information on recycling.  For further information:


January  09, 23                  February  06, 20               March  05, 19
April  02, 16, 30                May  14, 29                          June  11, 25
July  09, 23                          August  06, 20                    September  04, 17
October  01, 15, 29        November  12, 26            December  10, 24


Richland Township brush and compost site is located behind the Richland Township Cemetery in the 15000 Block of Gratiot Road.  

Hours of Operation:

The Site will be open April 1st thru November 30th Weather Permitting

Monday - 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Wednesday -12 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to  12 noon
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The site will be closed December 1st through March 31st. 

You may be asked to present identification to prove that you are a Richland Township Resident.  

Recycling Questions?

Recycling Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

What holidays are recognized by the trash company and will effect the trash pick?
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day

If the holiday falls on or before the regular pick up day(Wednesday), it will delay the trash/recycle pick up one day.
How often do they pick up recycling?
Recycling is picked up bi-weekly week. 

MMWA encourages residents to use a 45-gallon or smaller can for their recyclables, as can help better contain contents and keep them dry. Any rigid plastic can with handles be transformed into a recycling container by adding a “Recyclables Only” sticker, available through MMWA, or by writing "Recyclables Only" on the can.

Can large items be set out for pick up?
Yes. You are allowed two (2) bulky items, any item over 50 lbs., each week. These items should be tagged with an orange tag and picked up by a different truck at a later time. Please call the office if it has not been tagged or picked up after 10 - 14 days.
How long do they pick up yard waste?
Yard waste may be taking to the township compost site located in the 15000 block of Gratiot Road behind the cemetery.  The compost site typically closes December 1st and reopens April 1st.