Recycling & Trash Collection Schedule

Your pick up day is FRIDAY.
Please have your Trash & Recycling out by 7:00 a.m. on your service day.


If a holiday falls on or before your scheduled day, pickup will be one (1) day later than normal. If a holiday falls on a weekend, your scheduled pick up day will NOT change. OBSERVED HOLIDAYS ARE: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SET AT THE CURB BY 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of pick up.

Containers should not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds each. Materials that are not at the curb when collection vehicles go by will not be picked up that week.  Residents should leave space between trash, recyclables and yard waste containers so that the collection crews can properly identify and pick up materials easier and faster.  For those with special pick up needs, contact your Township Office.

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: Tires, concrete, fencing, any contractor generated materials, free liquids(paints, pesticides, etc), car parts, appliances containing Freon, fluorescent bulbs (in excess of seven per household), and car batteries.

Recyclable Items

MMWA encourages residents to use a 45-gallon or smaller can for their recyclables, as cans help better contain contents and keep them dry. Any rigid plastic can with handles can be transformed into a recycling container by adding a “Recyclables Only” sticker, available through MMWA or your township office. You may also use an 18-gallon recycling bin.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO SORT RECYCLABLE ITEMS!

What items are recyclable?

Acceptable materials include plastic bottles, tubs and containers labeled:


as well as glass, paper, cardboard, and metal. However, no foam products are recyclable, even if you see the #6 resin code on the item. Please consult MMWA’s 1-step recycling guide for our accepted recyclables list.

What items should NOT go in my recycling bin?

MMWA offers a very comprehensive curbside recycling program, but the fact is, there are many items that should not go into your recycling container. We know people are enthusiastic about recycling and want to recycle as much as possible, but it is important to follow the list of accepted materials. If you are unsure about whether an item is accepted, please call MMWA at (989) 781-9555 for clarification instead of being a “wishful recycler.”

Remember, only #1, #2 plastics (and now #4-7) are accepted. If you do not see a number in chasing arrows on your plastic item, it is not recyclable through the curbside program. This is not a complete list of prohibited items, but some of the most common non-recyclables we see in recycling containers include:

  • #3 plastics
  • Batteries
  • Blue, black or frosted glass
  • Candy wrappers
  • Cassette tapes
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing/fabric
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Foam products (including egg cartons, packing materials and food containers)
  • Hardcover books
  • Laundry soap boxes
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Motor oil or cooking oil bottles
  • Needles/sharps
  • Paper napkins, tissues or paper towel
  • Pet food bags and feed sacks
  • Pizza boxes – greasy (cut off lid & recycle if clean)
  • Plastic/cling wrap
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic straws and utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Potato chip and cookie bags
  • Propane and helium tanks
  • VCR and VHS cartridges
  • Waxed paper cups
  • Windows
  • Wood

Refuse/Recycling/Yard Waste Service Issues

If you have a problem with your Refuse/Recycling/Yard Waste Services please fill out the Waste Complaint Log and turn it into the Township office.

Landfill Permits

Maple Grove Township no longer issues landfill permits.  You can call Brent Run Landfill at 810.639.3077 to inquire large load dump requirements.  They are located at:

8335 Vienna Road
Montrose, MI  48457