City of Saginaw, Michigan

December 13, 2022 SAGINAW, MI— On January 1, 2023, the City of Saginaw will see new trucks and faces providing their residential curbside trash collection service. Mid Michigan Waste Authority’s (MMWA) current vendor agreements will expire on December 31, 2022. Through MMWA, the City of Saginaw has chosen a new vendor, Priority Waste, for the next five years as its service provider for weekly trash collection and disposal and recyclables processing.

Priority Waste is the largest independent waste hauler in southeastern Michigan. In addition to serving over 140,000 municipal residential accounts, Priority Waste provides subscription residential services, front-load dumpster services, and roll-off dumpster services to thousands of Michigan homes and businesses. Priority Waste was founded in 2018 in Clinton Township, MI, and continues to aggressively expand its operations.

Residents will have their same service day and will be provided with the same services. A new addition for residents is unlimited, properly prepared trash. Residents can use plastic trash bags up to 55 gallons in size or cans (rigid plastic container with handles) between 20-35 gallons in size. Contents and containers should weigh less than 50 pounds. MMWA’s current bulk program will remain in place, allowing residents two bulk items per week. Bulk items are objects that are too large to fit into your trash bag or trash can. Examples include appliances, mattresses and boxsprings, large electronics, chairs, couches, and other large furniture.

Residents are reminded to have all properly prepared materials placed at the curb no later than 7 am on their regular service day. Remember, you have a service day not a collection time, routes run until finished. For any service issues, please call MMWA at (989) 781-9555 within one business day of your service day.

The City of Saginaw has been a member of the Mid Michigan Waste Authority since its beginning in 1991. The Authority was formed to secure better prices and a wider array of services for approximately 68,000 households across its 34 member communities. The Authority currently manages the trash collection and disposal, recycling collection and processing, and yard waste collection and composting contracts for these 34 member communities.

Being a part of the Authority has several benefits. For example, as the Authority represents 68,000 households, it was able to negotiate a wider array of service options at a better price for its member communities than an individual community could do on its own. Another benefit is that resident questions and concerns are handled by the MMWA staff. Residents do not have to navigate the customer service system of a large corporation. Instead, they can talk to a person familiar with their community and knowledgeable about their specific services.

For more information contact MMWA at (989) 781-9555 or visit