The City's Sanitary Landfill provides an environmentally responsible and regulatory-compliant waste disposal site for Midland County residents and businesses. Waste reduction efforts are promoted through educational tours and on-site recycling and composting. In addition, new technologies are encouraged, and staff work to prolong site life through efficient operation of the landfill. Only waste generated in Midland County is accepted at the landfill.

Landfill Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. year-round. Saturday hours (early March to late November only), 8:30 a.m.-Noon. 

City of Midland Landfill
4311 E. Ashman St.
Midland, MI 48642
Phone: 989-837-6988

Household Hazardous Waste

The following household hazardous waste disposal day has been scheduled for 2014 at Midland's Sanitary Landfill:

  • Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day)
  • Wednesday, June 25
  • Thursday, August 21
  • Tuesday, October 14

On the above dates, Midland County residents may dispose of household items that are considered hazardous, such as chemicals, oil-based paints and stains, pesticides, insecticides, household cleaning products, certain auto products, mercury, and medicines.

Contact the Midland County Health Department at 989-832-6681 well in advance of the collection date to schedule an appointment.

If making an appointment, be prepared to indicate the type and amount of materials you wish to drop off.  Only Midland County residents with appointments will be allowed to drop off materials.

For a comprehensive list of items accepted/not accepted, download our helpful flyer.

E-Waste Disposal  Electronic items such as cell phones, computers, computer screens, TVs, and other electronic devices that may contain mercury, plus old thermometers and fluorescent light bulbs, should be recycled whenever possible. Electronics may be accepted at Goodwill or Salvation Army.  Residents can also contact Midland Recyclers at (989) 631-1668 to drop off E-waste.  With these options, residents no longer need to wait until the household hazardous waste collections to dispose of E-Waste.


All About The Department

City's Green Project YouTube video above explains how the City is saving money using methane gas from the landfill.

How the Landfill Works  Each month, Midland County residents may dispose of up to three (3) cubic yards of general household or yard waste for free during one landfill visit. More loads from the same address in the same month will be charged according to landfill disposal rates.

Residential Drop-Off Site  Pull your vehicle up to a handy drop-off-site to dispose of general household or yard waste.

What Is / Is Not Accepted at the Landfill  Read about items that will/will not be accepted at the City's landfill. Or, view a short video on subject. (Windows Media Player 9 and broadband connection to the Internet required.)

Solid Waste Management Newsletter   This annual newsletter reflects current news about the landfill and the long-term outlook for landfill operations.

The Dirt on Trash How the Midland County Landfill works.

Landfill Saturday Hours  Saturday hours at the Landfill during 2013.

Recycling at the Landfill  Recycling services are offered by a volunteer organization with  headquarters just inside the Landfill gates. Click here for more on Midland Recyclers.

Curbside Recycling  Find out what recyclables the City collects curbside.

Collection Schedule  Find out what days the City will collect your curbside recyclables.

FAQs  Visit the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page for common questions.

2013-2014 Budget Report Find out more about landfill performance indicators and functions for the current fiscal year.

Hazardous and Electronic Waste Disposal   Find out how to dispose of household hazardous items and electronic waste at the landfill.