Department of Public Services
Municipal Service Center - 4811 N.
Saginaw Rd. Midland, MI 48640 Phone: 989-837-6900 Email:
Heavy Item and Brush Disposal
When to set out your items: Heavy items and brush are collected
from residential properties once per 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. If you do not know your collection
Monday, check out the City's collection schedule by street by clicking on the
Collection Schedules link at left.
Boxes of any size, including moving boxes
- Appliances (remove covers and doors). NOTE: Appliances are
also collected weekly on a call-in basis, 989-837-6900
Furniture, mattresses & carpeting (less than 8 feet in length)
Demolition, remodeling and
building materials (for established Midland residences only)
- Asphalt, concrete & other masonry rubble
Logs, cut branches, tree trimmings & brush
(Less than 8 feet in length. Leave 1 foot of space between
piles. For established Midland residences only. No service for land
Whole boxes & corrugated cardboard
larger than 3 ft. x 3 ft. (boxes can be recycled only if they fit inside the recycle bin)
Tires (maximum of four per
Items Not Collected
Old cars & car bodies
Household hazardous materials
Explosives and live ammunition
Loose soil & sod
Excess of 4 tires a year
How to Prepare Your Items for Collection
Put household items and brush into clearly separated piles
Avoid placing items near poles, trees, hydrants, mailboxes, wires and other
Remove covers and doors from all appliances
Flatten boxes and
All items, brush and brush piles must be less than 8 feet in length. Leave 1 foot of space between piles.
Containers put out for Heavy Item collection will be disposed of along with their contents.
Place items on the outlawn at the curb. Do not place items in the street.
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
- Cardboard and boxes of any size can
be dropped off at the
Recyclers. Call 989-631-1668 for info.
If you missed your collection, or your work
doesn’t fit with our collection schedule, check out the following