Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 501
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941

Organic Waste Recycling


Organic waste is any material that is biodegradable and comes from either a plant or an animal. Recycling such organics for compost creates a beneficial product that can be used by gardeners, farmers, and landscaper to help grow plants. Organic compost provides an alternative to chemical fertilizers and is safer for the environment. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Composting 
There are many different ways to make a compost pile; we have provided the following for general reference. Helpful tools include pitchforks,square-point shovels or machetes, and water hoses with a spray head. Regular mixing or turning of the compost and some water will help maintain the compost.

Eartheasy Composting
Composting is the single most important supplement you can give your garden soil. Composting is a simple way to addnutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It's also free, easy to make and good for the environment.

Recycling Garden Mulch

Wood Mulch

Wood mulch can be disposed of at curbside as part of your yard waste in paper yard waste bags.  Please check with your city/township to inquire about weight restrictions for yard bags.

Rubber Mulch

Environmental Rubber Recycling
6515 Dort Highway 
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 789-1222
* They will recycle rubber mulch for 20 cents per pound. Please call for additional information.