NEWS FROM THE SANITATION CREWS
Loose Brush Collection
Collection of loose brush is a fee-based service provided May through October by the Sanitation Division. The loose brush collection fee will be charged in accordance with Solid Waste Ordinance Section 86-78. Loose brush is considered branches and trimmings too large to tie and bundle. Tied and bundled brush is accepted with yard waste at no-charge, April through November.
Appointments are required for loose brush service and can be made online at www.baycityrecycles.org or by calling 989-894-8312. A minimum $30.00 service charge applies for up to 15 minutes of service and a $25.00 charge for each additional 15-minute interval. Brush must be set out no more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment day.
PLEASE NOTE: Any loose brush generated from the removal of a tree or a substantial portion of a tree, either by a resident or a hired tree service, will not be chipped or removed by the city.
Any loose brush placed out for collection that is outside the scope of the above guidelines shall be deemed a nuisance and handled accordingly.
Bulk Item Service
Large oversized items such as furniture, mattresses, or any item that does not fit into the wheeled trash cart are consider a “bulk” item. A bulk item sticker must be purchased and placed on the item before it will be picked up. Bulk item stickers are available for purchase through the City’s online payment system or in Room 413 of City Hall.
Bay City Recycles Drop-off Center
Improvements to the site of the City’s Waste Transfer Station on N. Water Street are underway and will soon be home to the Bay City Recycles Drop-off Center. The new center will provide a drop-off location for items not accepted at curbside, such as plastic shopping bags, electronics, foam packaging, household batteries, and latex paint. Regular recyclables like paper, cardboard, glass containers, plastic containers, and aluminum and metal cans, will also be accepted. There is a recycling fee for some items, based on the item and quantity dropped off.
Visit the Bay City Recycles website for associated fees and additional information.