Trash Collection

Guidelines for trash collection in the City of                            Bay City are as follows:
  1. Trash shall be placed at curbside no sooner than 7:00 p.m. the day before regular pickup and no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of regular pickup. Empty containers shall be removed from curb before 7:00 a.m. following the day of collection and stored out of public view.
  2. City crews will not repeat routes for trash placed out late. Hold until the following week.
  3. City-provided wheeled 96 gallon trash containers shall be placed away from obstacles such as trees, poles, fire hydrants and parked cars, and spaced at least three feet apart from other containers.  The handles of the city provided trash container must face the house for automated pickup. Please see below for more placement tips.
  4. City trash crews will not pick up building, remodeling or demolition material. No contractor debris will be collected. No appliances, tires, scattered refuse or hazardous materials will be collected. No yard waste shall be placed in city trash carts.  Do not use cardboard boxes for trash.
  5. Collections will not be made on the legal holidays of New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When a holiday occurs on a weekday, pickup for the remaining days will be one day late. Friday's collection will be made on Saturday. For holidays that are not listed, collection will remain on schedule. 
  6. Additional City trash containers are available upon request; a monthly fee per container will be assessed. For an additional trash cart, click here.
  7. Per City Ordinance, all trash is to be contained within a City trash canMove-out/Clean-out items can be placed out for collection on your normal collection day for an additional fee (minimum of $100.00). 
  8. Nuisance fees (minimum of $150) will be assessed to the property if trash is placed out early, unsightly and/or not bagged properly.
Fees can be found in the City's License and                                 Fee Schedule
Click here for the City of Bay City Solid Waste                              Ordinances.

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Trash Cart Placement Guidelines and Tips