Trash | Recycling | Yard Waste



Yard waste pick up will begin the third week of April.

Yard waste pick up begins the third week of April through the second week of December.

“RECYCLING” stickers are available for purchase for 50¢ a piece.

Trash | Recycling | Yard Waste

In Bangor Township trash is collected on a weekly basis. Recycling is collected every other week.



Please have your trash, recycling and yard waste out at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. 

If you would like the large green toter for trash, you can create an account with Waste Management by calling 1-866-629-6902.  This is separate charge to you.

Yard waste is collected on your pick-up day the third week in April until second week in December.

The following is a list of guidelines provided by the Township’s contract with Waste Management. You can also find collection schedules near the bottom of this page.

Trash Collection Guidelines

  • Put refuse in regular trash containers or plastic bags for pick up.
  • Trash containers over 33 gallons will not be picked up.  55 gallon barrels are too heavy for use.
  • In the case of a holiday falling on your normally scheduled pick up day, refuse/compost and recycling (if scheduled) will be picked up a day later.
  • No container weighing more than 50 pounds will be picked up.  This includes all trash, yard waste and recycling containers.
  • Put grass, leaves and brush in reusable containers clearly marked yard waste only or paper bags for compost collection. Plastic bags are not allowed.
  • Separate compost from refuse at the curb and mark reusable compost containers with a “yard waste” designation.
  • Recycling is not mandatory but STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
  • Recycling must be put in clearly marked recycling bins. The Township Administration Building has some available for $10.00. Other similar bins can be purchased locally and are acceptable.  Recycle stickers are also available for 50¢ each.
  • Put refuse/compost/recycling on curb by 7 a.m. on day of pick-up and no sooner than the night prior to pick-up.
  • Put out compost items weekly starting the third week in April until the second week of December.
  • Separate refuse, compost and recyclable containers at the curb to aid in timely pick-up of materials.
  • Real Christmas trees will be picked up on your normal collection day the last week of December and the first two weeks in January.
  • Remember all recyclable items will be picked up every other week.
  • Compost bags and recycling bins are available at several area retailers.
  • Put branches/brush, no larger than two inches in diameter, into tied bundles no longer than four feet.  The bundle should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

Recycling Guidelines

  • Any reusable recycling container larger than 18 gallons must be clearly marked RECYCLING and shall not exceed 33 gallons in size.
  • Cardboard must be broken down flat and placed in a recycle bin, or tied in bundles up to 2 feet long and 2 feet wide, and weighing less than 50 pounds per bundle.

Plastic Bottles & Jugs

NUMBER 1 THROUGH 7 PLASTIC BOTTLES.  Plastic narrow-mouth bottles with a 1-7 on the bottom of the bottle.  No trays.  No motor oil or antifreeze containers, even those with a 1 or 2 on the bottom.  Leave labels on.  Place loose items in bin, NOT in bags.  Rinse, discard lids, flatten before recycling. PLEASE NO STYROFOAM.  Meat trays, egg cartons, food containers are NOT acceptable.

Newspaper, Junk Mail, Magazines/Catalogs & Old Corrugated Cardboard

Recycle your magazines, catalogs, cardboard/boxboard and newspaper with the inserts that come with the newspapers also telephone books.  Place loose in bin, tucked to one side or you may place NEWS in a brown paper bag.  No plastic grocery bags please. Bundle magazines/catalogs/cardboard with rubberband or string.  Maximum size of 2′ x 2′ bundles.

Clear & Colored Glass Bottles & Jars

Food and beverage glass containers only.  NO drinking glasses.  No window panes.  No ceramics.  No dishes.  Only food and beverage containers.  Leave labels on.  Place loose in bin, NOT in bags.  Rinse and discard lids.

Tin, Aluminum Cans, Empty Aerosol Cans

Any food or beverage tin, steel or aluminum can is accepted.  NO pie tins.  NO foil.  No scrap metal.  Place loose in bin, not in bags.  Rinse before recycling.

Why don’t we take more at the curb?

There are a couple of reasons why we limit what is taken at the curb. For the most part, what we accept is driven by the recycling market. There is no point for us to accept an item that has no market value.  Things do change, however, and we are always looking for new items to add to our list of acceptable items. Another reason for our limitations is logistics. For example, cardboard boxes must be cut and bundled so that they fit easily into the trucks. If you were to place a whole refrigerator box at the curb, it will be picked up by the garbage truck. Please help us by following these guidelines. When your recyclables come to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), they are sorted – some by machines, some by hand. When you do not properly prepare your recyclables, you slow down the process and may contaminate other recyclables.

Yard Waste Guidelines

  • Yard waste is collected every week starting the third week of April through the second week of December.
  • Yard Waste must be placed in containers marked “Yard Waste” or in paper bags, with containers or bags weighing less than 50 pounds each.
  • All trees, wood, lumber, hedge and tree trimmings or other items must be bundled in lengths not exceeding 48″, individual pieces not exceeding 2″ in diameter, bundles not exceeding 24″ in diameter and not weighing more than 50 pounds per bundle.
  • Yard waste means compostable, organic material consisting of grass clippings, hedge and tree pruning, weeds, brush, leaves and other yard wastes excluding trees.

Questions or Concerns?

Bangor Township Offices:  989-684-8931

Waste Management: 866-629-6902

Related Links:

180 State Park Dr.
Bay City, MI 48706

(989) 684-8931
Glenn Rowley

(989) 684-8041
Dawn Bublitz

(989) 684-8531
Karie Wardynski

Township Trustees
Trustee Tracy Koch
Trustee Diane Yaworski
Trustee Ed LaPlant
Trustee Brian Taylor

Building Department:
(989) 684-5427

Assessing Office:
(989) 684-7100

Township Information

Contact Us:

180 State Park Drive, Bay City, Michigan  48706

(989) 684-8931

Supervisor - Glenn Rowley                         Clerk - Dawn Bublitz                         Treasurer - Karie Wardynski




A boat launch access site is located at 1600 Martin Street, Bay City.

Annual and daily passes are available. 

Daily Parking/Boat Launch……………………………………………………………. $5.00
Annual Boat Launch Pass (Bangor Township Resident)………………………… $25.00
Annual Boat Launch Pass (Non Bangor Township Resident)…………………… $35.00

For additional information call 989-684-8531.