Waste Management is coming back around the city limits to collect the yellow-lid recycling carts, and the rented garbage and yard waste carts.
They will do this to get these carts off the streets, as the city on April 1 started a new curbside waste contract with Republic Services.
Now: After the initial collection of recycling, and rental garbage and yard waste carts, Waste Management is on the streets again to collect those that neighbors have called in as still at the curb. If you still have Waste Management rental garbage and yard waste carts, please call Waste Management to tell them – 866-797-9018.
April 26: If you haven’t already, please place your yellow-lid, Waste Management recycling cart at the curb by 6 a.m. Monday, April 26. Waste Management will send their recycling truck to empty the carts, and an outside company will follow behind to collect the empty carts. Collection across the entire city will take a couple of days.
After collecting the recycling carts, Waste Management will come back to collect any remaining rental garbage and yard waste carts neighbors have called in. This will be Waste Management’s final pass through the city to collect carts.
This week, Republic is delivering the second wave of recycling carts, and rental garbage and yard waste carts to neighbors who requested them. They expect to finish these deliveries by early next week.
Any neighbor wishing to request any of the three cart types can call Republic at 269-216-8008 or email BCrecycles@republicservices.com. You can expect to receive your carts within five days of the request. Please note that, to recycle curbside, you must request a no-cost recycling cart. You do not have to rent garbage or yard waste carts to receive weekly service; you can use containers you purchase, and the paper bags that are available at area stores for yard waste. If you wish to rent carts, they are $39 per year for the first cart, and $30 apiece per year for each additional cart.
If you purchase your own yard waste container, you can get a free “yard waste only” sticker from the Department of Public Works. The building is still closed to the public, so please call 269-966-3343 to arrange picking up a sticker.
For more information, visit our website, battlecreekmi.gov/recycling.