See all the guidelines on the Yard Waste page including guidelines for brush appointments.
Recycling in Bay City
Who Can Recycle?
Curbside recycling collection is available to all utility customers in the City of Bay City.
What Can Be Recycled?
Items such as glass food/beverage bottles and jars; plastic bottles and containers; steel and aluminum cans; paper drink cartons; cardboard and boxboard; newspaper, magazines, junk mail and more. Check out the recycling guidelines for more information.
How Do I Recycle?
Place all acceptable recyclable items into a single recycling container and set out each week on your regular collection day.
18-gallon recycling bins are available from the Sanitation Department at City Hall, 301 Washington Ave, Suite 413. Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, please call us at 989-894-8312 for drop off and alternate pick up options.
For additional recycling bins, new online payments now available here!
What Happens to the Recyclables after they are Collected?
The recyclables collected from Bay City are delivered to a transfer station in Saginaw where they are combined with recyclables from other communities. From there, they are sent to a Republic Services Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Southfield and/or New Boston. At the MRF, the recyclables are sorted and separated into different material types, baled and shipped to a variety of places within Michigan, the U.S., North America and abroad to be made back into new products.