Recycling Update - Spring 2021
Midland Recyclers - committed to providing our unique recycling services as our community continues to battle Covid-19, while doing our best to keep our recycling staff and volunteers safe, as well as our residential and business customers. 
Midland Recyclers serves the Great Lakes Bay Region as the recycling alternative drop-off facility. Our program is different because we take many materials not accepted by curbside providers such as oversized cardboard boxes, polystyrene foam, shredded paper, plastic bags, shrink wrap, vinyl siding, batteries and other “hard to recycle” items.

These are challenging times for non-profits, please consider donating to Midland Recyclers, to help us continue to fulfill our mission: To inspire the community to make a positive impact on the environment by providing the means and know how to reuse and recycle. Volunteers are needed as well! We have volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals of all ages and abilities.
Your donation today will make it possible for Midland Recyclers to adequately staff the recycling center, repair our balers and obtain equipment and supplies that will make us more efficient and grow our business recycling program. This program has the potential to provide a stable source of income that will help us become more self-sufficient.
What can you bring to MIDLAND RECYCLERS?
(This list is ever changing - please check website for most current information)
  • Corrugated cardboard, paper bags, oversized boxes - Please Flatten
  • Cereal and boxboard
  • Office paper
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Hard/soft cover books
  • Shredded paper

Plastic - All items must be clean with lids removed - No need to remove labels. 
  • #1 - Clear bottles and jars
  • #2 - Natural color (milk jugs) - seam across bottom
  • #2 - Color (detergent bottles) - seam across bottom
  • All other plastics (#3-#7 and non-bottle #1 and #2)
  • Plastic bags and shrink wrap
  • Vinyl siding
  • Polystyrene foam

Metal/Glass - All items must be clean with lids removed - No need to remove labels
  • Tin cans, including steel items (magnetic)
  • Aluminum, including foil
  • Clear container glass - bottle or jar - no plate glass, no dishes

Miscellaneous Items
  • Batteries, Electronics - Fee charged for TV's/Monitors
  • ink jet cartridges, LP and helium tanks

Each bullet point represents a different container at the recycling center.
Important Note - All Items need to be sorted and put in their proper place. 

Highlighted items CANNOT be recycled at curbside.

We Sort Option - No time or don't want to sort your recyclables?
For a small fee, we will sort for you! Just ask the person in charge for rates.
Of course, precautions will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required, and social distancing will be maintained.  
This year you can participate
in the Star Wars event VIRTUALLY

Virtually you can run or walk your 5K anywhere you like this Spring. All participants will receive the 2021 edition t-shirt, race bib and medal. (Race bib and medal made from recyclable materials!) Choose to have these items delivered or pick them up at Midland Recyclers Recycling Center anytime between May 1 and May 31, 2021.

In person on May 15th you can costume up in your best Star Wars gear and immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe at Midland City Forest. Do the one mile Jedi Training Course (Obstacle Course) and/or the 5K run/walk. 

The live event includes a festival area with Star Wars games and prizes and food vendors.  

A Costume Contest will going on that evening as well. You do not have to sign up for any event to participate. Mandalorian/Grogu is the theme.

Plaques will be awarded to:
1) Best Costume made from recyclable items,
2) Best Theme Costume (
3) Best Special Effects Costume (Makeup, etc.)

All Proceeds go to benefit Midland Recyclers, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Earth Action Expo
The Midland Section of the American Chemical Society, Midland Recyclers, The Midland Center of the Arts and the Dow High Go Green Club are sponsoring an “Earth Action Expo” in the Dow High School parking lot (3901 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48640) from 11 am-3 pm. Attendance is FREE, by REGISTRATION ONLY
All COVID public health protocols (social distancing and mask-wearing) will be enforced.
There will be food, information, hands-on science, art and ecology-focused activities. Dump Your Drugs will be available for prescription drop-offs, and recycling will also be collected. For more information on the event visit our
Special Collections
2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
April 22 (Thursday)
June 16 (Wednesday)
August 17 (Tuesday)
October 26 (Tuesday)

Household hazardous materials can lead to contamination of groundwater, surface water, well water or other sources when spilled on the ground, poured down the drain or toilet or placed in trash containers. This is your opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous materials you may have in your home or garage.
You must have an appointment.
Or call 989-832-6681
Scrap Tire Collection
Spring 2021
Saturday, May 15, 8 am to noon
Porter Township Hall
4000 S. Nine Mile Rd.
Breckenridge 48615

Scrap tires create several issues. They are an environmental concern, a troublesome breeding ground for mosquito larvae and an eyesore. You can bring up to 10 passenger tires (less than 12x48 inches) without rims. You must have an appointment. Call the Midland County Mosquito Control at 989-832-8677

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