Garbage, Recycling, & Yard Waste

Mid Michigan Waste Authority located at 2063 S. Miller Road Saginaw MI 48609             (989) 781-9555

MMWA is charged with providing members with an integrated, cost effective, environmentally responsible residential solid waste system.

Recycling is really paying off for Kochville Township residents. The more we recycle the cheaper the cost of our solid waste program to the township and to its residents.

Kochville Township pick up is each Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a holiday). Please have your garbage and recycling at the curb by 7:00 a.m.

For additional information on what and how the recycling and refuse program works, go to the web site at www.recyclemotion.org/

Recycling Details

As of January 1, 2015, residents have a new, no-sort recycling curbside program!

Residents can mix all allowed recyclable materials together in the same recycling container. Plus, all plastic resin types, #1 – #7, are now recyclable, except for plastic #6 foam materials: those items must still be thrown away.

As well, there is no longer a requirement to use official recycling bins. To easily hold the additional recyclables allowed in the program and get them to the curb, residents may use any plastic or metal 33 gallon or smaller container and label such with a “Recyclables Only” sticker or paint/mark a large letter “R” on the front. “Recyclables Only” stickers can be obtained by contacting your local city, township or village office, or MMWA.

Recycling is Now a 1-Step Process! No Sorting Required!

Mix all allowed paper, glass, metal and plastics #1 – #7 recyclables together in your recycling container. No sorting needed! Remember to empty and rinse all containers before recycling. Removing labels is not necessary. Throw plastic lids in the trash. Recycle metal lids. Flatten containers when possible.

Empty, flatten and cut down cardboard boxes into pieces no larger than 2′ x 3′ and place in or under recycling container.

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Paper Items

  • Recyclable Paper
    • Acceptable Paper
      • Cereal And Cookie Boxes
      • Phone Books
      • Dry Food Boxes
      • Magazines
      • Shoe/Gift Boxes
      • Paper Towel Rolls
      • Catalogs
      • Envelopes (Including Windows)
      • Toilet Paper Rolls
      • Junk Mail
      • Boxes with Multiple Layers
      • Computer Paper
      • Brown Paper Bags
      • Copier Paper
      • Newspaper (and inserts)
      • Note Book/Writing Paper
    • Unacceptable Paper
      • Frozen Food Boxes
      • Product Samples
      • Laundry Soap Boxes
      • Metal inserts
      • Board Inserts
      • Food Contaminated Boxes (Pizza Boxes, etc.)
      • Plastic Grocery Bags