Recycling Events

Fall Recycling Event

In honor of America Recycles Day, Bay City Recycles will be hosting a fall recycling event on November 7th, 2020.

More information to come!

Holiday Light Recycling

Thank you for another successful year! 

We saved 1,400 lbs of lights from going to the landfill! We would like to thank all of our drop off sites for their participation and assistance. We look forward to doing this again. Check back for future Holiday Light Recycling events.


Holiday string lights can be dropped off at one of the locations listed below from November 29th, 2019 through January 9th, 2020. Look for designated collection carts during regular business hours at each location:

  • Bay City Hall - 301 Washington Ave., Bay City
  • Bay City Electric Light and Power - 900 S. Water Street, Bay City
  • Wirt Library - 500 Center Ave., Bay City
  • Sage Library - 100 E. Midland St., Bay City
  • Clements Electric - 204 S. Dean St., Bay City
  • Saginaw Bay Land Conservancy - 706 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City
  • Midland Recyclers - 4305 E. Ashman St., Midland
  • Mosquito Control - 810 Livingston Ave., Bay City

This program is in partnership with Resourceful Recycling in Chesaning, who will process the lights for proper recycling.

holiday light recycling bulb

Curbside Tree Collection

Our collection has ended for this year.

Thank you for another successful year, we look forward to seeing you next holiday season! Check back for future curbside tree collection dates.

Real/live Christmas trees will be collected curbside from: 

January 2nd-10th, 2020

  • Remove ALL decorations (no lights, tinsel, ornaments, etc.)
  • NO bagged trees
  • Real/live trees only (no artificial)
christmas tree recycling