Frequently Asked Questions

What Can You Bring To The Recycling Center?

Recyclable Items You Can Drop-Off:


Keep the following types of paper separate because they are recycled using different processes.
  • Corrugated cardboard, flattened and paper bags
  • Cereal and boxboard, flattened
  • Office paper and mail (keep shredded paper separate)
  • *NEW* Magazines, catalogs and newspapers can go together!!!
  • Phone books


  • #1 bottles and jars, clear or translucent
  • #2 keep natural color like milk jugs, separate
  • any plastic numbered 3, 4, 5, and 6
  • Plastic bags, all types accepted, including shrink wrap
  • Vinyl siding
  • Polystyrene foam (#6 includes cups plates, egg cartons and packaging)
  • Loop carriers


  • Steel cans, including aerosol
  • Aluminum, all sizes and types accepted


  • Clear and lightly tinted green container glass

Miscellaneous Items

  • NI-CAD and rechargeable batteries, auto and marine (and alkaline from Midland County residents only)
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Returnable cans and bottles

Remember . . . All items must be clean, rinsed out, with lids removed.

For more information about the curbside program call the City of Midland Department of Public Services at (989) 837-6900.

Reusable Items You Can Drop-Off Or Purchase:

  • Moving boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, foam sheeting and packing p-nuts
  • Glass or plastic vases and canning jars
  • Craft materials such as: cans, film canisters, corks, paper egg cartons, 3- ring binders and decorative tins

Why does Midland Recyclers take different materials than the curbside program?

Midland Recyclers is a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling all materials possible, even those that are marginally profitable (such as the non-starred items). Midland Recyclers offers volunteer opportunities and free educational programs to people of all ages and abilities.

What are your hours of operation?

Monday – Friday:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.