Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite 501
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4135
Fax: (989) 895-4068

Recycling Information

When we recycle we are being good stewards for our community, our environment and our planet. Recycling reduces the need for extracting, refining, and processing raw materials so it helps reduce air and water pollution, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When we recycle, we lower the amount of waste being sent to our landfills, in our waterways, and at local green spaces. Recycling saves energy and valuable natural resources while providing important environmental benefits.

Be part of the solution by recycling to help create a better community, environment, and planet.  Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! 

If you have items that are in good shape and working condition that can be reused, please consider a Reuse/Resale Donation Location


Recycling Events in Bay County

Bay City Recycles E-Waste & Tire Recycling Event

  • Friday, August 20. 2021 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at 2900 North Water Street, Bay City, MI. Please click HERE for more information.
  • Saturday, August 21. 2021 from 8:00am to 12:00pm at 2900 North Water Street, Bay City, MI. Please click HERE for more information.

Medical Waste Disposal
Medical waste cannot be recycled. Syringes, old medicines, and any other medical waste needs to be disposed of properly and safely.

Below are some of the most common questions we get about recycling.  Click on the question to find out the answers or click on the FAQ icon above:

Visit Bay City Recycles for more information
or call them at 989-894-8312

Select a bin below for links and information about recycling!


Michigan Recycling Coalition Directory contains a list of recycling companies throughout Michigan that collect and process large quantities of recycled materials.



The OTHER BIN Contains information about: Antifreeze, Appliances, AutomotiveConstruction, Fluorescent Lightbulbs, Furniture, Medical Waste, Motor Oil , Refrigerators, Paint, Pesticides, Propane Tanks

Landfills & Transfer Stations


Curbside Recycling

Most of the cities and townships in Bay County provide curbside recycling for residents. Check with your township or cityto see what items are included in their curbside recycling programs

    Ways You Can Be Involved . . .

    Click on the picture for additional recycling information, educational links, and ways you can be involved.

    Together we can make a difference!