Recycling Events

Remember those old electronics you were going to donate and those tires attracting mosquitoes in your backyard? It’s time to say goodbye to them and we’re here to help!

We’re hosting the E-Waste and Tire Recycling Event on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 and Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at our Bay City Recycles Drop-Off Center, 2900 N. Water Street. Stop by between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday.

The event is open to Bay County residents however we ask that tire recycling is limited to City of Bay City residents. There’s a limit of 10 passenger vehicle tires per household and make sure they’re off the rim!

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Holiday Light Recycling

Bay City Recycles will be collecting holiday light strands for recycling through January 15th, 2021.

Holiday Lights can be dropped off during regular business hours at the following locations:

  • Bay City Recycles – Drop-off Center: 2900 N. Water Street, Bay City (New Location 2020)
  • Bay County Civic Arena: 4231 Shrestha Dr, Bay City, MI 48706 (New Location 2020)
  • Hampton Township Hall: 801 W. Center Rd, Essexville, MI 48732 (New Location 2020)
  • Bangor Township Adm Building: 180 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706 (New Location 2020)
  • Bay City Recycles (City Hall): 301 Washington Ave., Bay City, MI 48708
  • Bay City Electric Light & Power: 900 S. Water St., Bay City, MI 48708
  • Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy: 706 S. Euclid Ave., Bay City, MI 48706
  • Wirt Library: 500 Center Ave., Bay City, MI 48708
  • Sage Library: 100 E. Midland St., Bay City, MI 48706
  • Clements Electric204 S. Dean St., Bay City, MI 48706
  • Bay County Community Center: 800 JFK Drive, Bay City, MI 48706
  • Bay County Building515 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
  • Midland Recyclers: 4305 E. Ashman St., Midland, MI 48642

ACCEPTED: Any type of holiday STRING lights including LEDs, mini-light strings, twinkle lights, and rope lights (working or not).


NOT ACCEPTED: Packaging, individual light bulbs, string reels, extensions cords, etc.

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Curbside Tree Collection

Real/live Christmas trees will be collected curbside from: 

January 4th-15th, 2021

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

Please have trees to the curb on your service day.