Plastic Recycling

 

Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, that’s 60 million plastic bottles per day, and almost 22 billion plastic bottles per year that end up in landfills and incinerators. It takes up to 500 years for the average plastic water bottle to fully decompose meaning they will be around for generations to come. The impact of plastic ending up in our green spaces and waterways creates serious environmental and health concerns for land and marine wildlife.

The easiest way lower the impact of plastic on our environment is to reduce our plastic consumption. There are many ways you can be a part of the solution like carrying reusable shopping bags, saying no to single use items like straws, cutlery, and coffee cups opting for reusable instead, and using refillable water bottles.  For the plastic you do use, please be sure to recycle when you can. If we all do our part we can help reduce the amount of plastic sent to our landfills, polluting our oceans, and littering our green spaces.

Let’s all do our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Curbside Recycling . . .
Most of the cities and townships in Bay County provide curbside recycling for residents. Please check with your City or Township to see what items are included in their curbside recycling programs. For additional recycling information please check out Bay City Recycles.

Please check with each location for drop off dates, times and restrictions.

Brady News & Recycling, Inc.
3240 Schuette Road
Midland, MI 48642
Phone:  989-496-9900
Accept:  #1 and #2 Container Plastic: Common examples are laundry soap, milk jugs and water bottles. Used oil and anti-freeze containers are not accepted due to contamination.


Midland Volunteers forRecycling
located on East Ashman between Waldo and Rockwell roads
Midland, Michigan
Phone: 989-631-1668
Email: midvolrec@yahoo.com
Accept:  Plastic #1 bottles (clear or translucent), Plastic #2 bottles (must have seamacross bottom, keep milk jugs separate), Plastic bags (all types accepted, including shrink wrap)

Riverview Auto & Recycling
6359 Euclid Street
Marlette, MI 48453
(989) 282-4242
Recycle: All Types of Plastic including vinyl siding.

Tuscola County Recycling
1123 Mertz Road (M-24)
Caro, MI 48723
(989) 672-1673
Recycle: Plastic Bottles and jugs #1 and #2 (remove lids and rinse, must havescrew lids IE: pop bottles), Plastic bags (No Trash/Water/Debris/ Must beclean)

 

 

Polystyrene(PS) plasticis a naturally transparent thermoplastic that is available as both a typicalsolid plasticas well in the form of a rigid foam material. PS plastic is commonly usedin a variety of consumer product applications and is also particularly usefulfor commercial packaging.

Polystyrene Recycling

Pleasecheck with each location for drop off dates, times and restrictions.

BradyNews & Recycling, Inc.
3240 Schuette Road
Midland, MI 48642
989-496-9900

Midland Volunteersfor Recycling
located on East Ashman between Waldo and Rockwell roads
Midland, Michigan
Phone: 989-631-1668
Fax: 989-631-3025
Email:
midvolrec@yahoo.com
Polystyrene foam (must be broken up and bagged)

Tuscola County Recycling
1123 Mertz Road (M-24)
Caro, MI 48723
(989) 672-1673
Recycle:#6 Polystyrene foam - Cups, Trays, Egg Cartons & PackingPeanuts