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Waste Management is contracted by Tawas City for trash pickup. Trash pickup is on Tuesday’s.  If a legal holiday falls on Monday or Tuesday, trash pickup will be on Wednesday.

    • Observed holidays:
      • Memorial Day
      • New year’s Day
      • Independence Day
      • Labor Day
      • Thanksgiving
      • Christmas Day
    • Requirements include: One bulky item is accepted with your weekly trash pickup. Examples include furniture, appliances, and mattresses.
      • Carpet must be cut rolled into sections 4 feet or less in length weighing 50 lbs or less.  Tie with string or tape.  4 bundles equal 1 bulk item.
      • Pleas call WM (866-797-9018) at least 24-hors in advance of your collection day before placing items containing Freon (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners) at the curb for collection.
    • Prohibited Items:
      • Liquid waste (gasoline & automobile oil)
      • Construction/roofing debris (have your contractor haul away or call Waste Management for a quote on a dumpster: (866-797-9018)
      • Loose needles/sharps (SEE BELOW)
      • Car and truck parts/engines
      • Yard waste mixed w/ rubbish
      • Concrete/bricks
      • Tree  stumps over 50lbs
      • Propane Tanks
      • Tires
      • Hazardous wastes
      • wood/dry wall
      • Fencing/railroad ties
      • Propane tanks
      • Wet paint cans (let paint dry and place at curb with lid off)
    • Sharps/Needles
      • Please do not place needles loose in your trash, this creates a safety hazard for our workers. NEVER PLACE NEEDLES IN RECYCLING.
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