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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:
    New year’s Day
    Independence Day
    Labor Day
    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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