Garbage & Recycling Pick-up

Garbage & Recycling Franchise: For more information about the company, please visit the new company website
Garbage and Brush: Each residential customer shall place garbage or brush at the curb in disposable containers or permanent containers by 7am. Vines and thorny bushes are to be placed in disposable containers. Garbage or brush which cannot be placed in disposable or permanent containers shall be in lengths not to exceed 4 (4) feet with a weight not to exceed fifty (50) pounds, tie same in bundles, and stack such brush or trash at curbside. All fence panels must be cut in half so not to exceed 4' x 6'. REMINDER: Bundled brush is only picked up on the resident's second (2nd) pickup day of the week.

  • Residential garbage is picked up on Mondays and Thursdays only. Progressive Waste Systems will come into the City and pick up all residential customers on those 2 days only. The schedule is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Garbage can be set out at the curb after 7 p.m. the night before collection day and up to 7 a.m. on collection day.
  • The City of Saginaw contracts with Progressive Waste Solutions for residential and commercial trash collection. Progressive Waste is allowed to request annual rate increases subject to the terms of the contract and approval by the City Council. At the November 5, 2013 council meeting Progressive Waste submitted a request to increase the rates by 2.7%. The request was reviewed, found to meet the terms of the contract and subsequently approved by the City Council. The new rates became effective December 1, 2013 so customers will see an slight increase in their monthly bills. The City Council and Staff strive to provide high quality service at a competitive rate for all City services. For further information please contact City Hall at 817-232-4640.
New Trash Truck 2011
Bulky Brush Pickup: Progressive Waste Solutions will provide twice per year bulky items and brush pickup. This will occur the second week of April and the second week of October. The brush will not be restricted to 4 (4) feet lengths nor be required to be tied in bundles. 

Recycling: Recycling bins shall be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day and should not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds. 

  • Acceptable Items
    • Plastics # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    • Glass (rinse and remove lids)
    • Aluminum & Metal Cans
    • Newspapers, junk mail and catalogs
    • Paper bags
    • Cardboard (must be broken down and placed beside or under bin)
  • Unacceptable Items
    • No mirrors, window glass, plate glass, plastic bottle tops for plastic bottles, light bulbs, ceramics, aluminum foil, packing peanuts, pizza boxes, Styrofoam, aerosol cans, paints, solvents or thinners.
    • No pool chemicals, plastic toys, furniture, rubber hoses, household items, garden fertilizers, pesticides, hardback books, propane/helium tanks, waxed juice or milk cartons, tissues, wet paper or paper contaminated with food products.

2016 Trash & Recycling Holiday Schedule

Monday Memorial Day - May 30 Normal
Monday Independence Day - July 4 Normal
Monday Labor Day - September 7 Normal
Thursday Thanksgiving - November 26 Trash and recycling will be collected the following day on Friday
Sunday Christmas - December 25 Normal week
Sunday New Years - January 1, 2017 Normal week