Department of Public Services

Municipal Service Center -  4811 N. Saginaw Rd.  Midland, MI 48640  Phone: 989-837-6900  Email:

Map to Department of Public Works Office

Curbside Recycling in Midland

For a quick video on how Midland's curbside recycling system works, click on the YouTube video at right.

Your Collection Schedule

Find out your collection day through our interactive collection schedule.

Place recycling at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on your collection day and no sooner than 6 p.m. on the day before collection.

Changes to the Curbside Recycling Program

In early August 2010, the City of Midland began a fully automated, single stream recycling program for residents. This program allows for a wider variety of recyclables that can be collected at the curb. See below for an expanded list of acceptable collectibles.

Republic Waste Services, the City’s contracted service provider for recycling collection, has provided each resident with a brown, 95-gallon cart. These carts are owned by Republic. Please note that the brown 95-gallon carts may only be used for recycling.

If a resident moves from their current address, the cart should remain at the initial delivery location.

If you would like one or more additional brown carts, they are available for lease through Republic Waste Services at a cost of $36.00 per year.  For more information on leasing additional brown carts, contact DPS at 989-837-6900.

Items to be Collected

Click below for a downloadable list of items that will - and will NOT - be collected curbside.

Acceptable Items for Recycling

*SPECIAL NOTE: Currently, brown and green colored glass are not accepted in the City's recycling program as there is no resale market for these items. If this changes in the future, Midland citizens will be notified.

Proper Use of Your New Cart

Click below for instructions on proper handling of your new brown cart, plus your green, 14-gallon bins.

Proper Use of New Carts (after Aug. 1, 2010)

Alternate Recycling Resources

Other recyclable items that are not included in curbside collection may be recycled locally.

•  Midland Recyclers (at the entrance to the Midland Sanitary Landfill, 4311 E. Ashman St.) - call 989-631-1668 or check out the organization's website at

•  Brady News & Recycling, Inc. (3240 Schuette Rd.) - Call 989-496-9900 for information.