City Information & Forms
Thank you for recycling. Please remember NO plastic bags to hold newspapers. Plastic jams the rollers in the recycling centers; it is OK if the newspapers get wet out in the rain, they are still recyclable. Also, no styrofoam (egg cartons, meat trays, etc.) is accepted in our recycling.
For complete trash, recycling, and yard waste information for the City of Zilwaukee please visit MMWA’s Website. MMWA (Mid Michigan Waste Authority) currently manages the trash collection and disposal, recycling collection and processing, and yard waste collection and composting contracts for 34 member communities.
The City of Zilwaukee provides weekly curbside collection of trash, bi-weekly curbside collection of recyclables, and weekly curbside collection of yard waste (when in season). For best results residents should have all properly prepared materials at the curb no later than 7:00 am. Remember, you have a service day not a collection time, routes run until finished. For any service issues always call MMWA at (989) 781-9555 within one business day of your service day.
Garbage is picked up every Tuesday unless Tuesday is a holiday or follows a holiday. Garbage can be set out to the road after 12:00 on Mondays. It can be put in cans or bags, cans can not be bigger than 33 gallons or weigh more than 50 lbs. Yardwaste is picked up every Tuesday (unless a holiday or after a holiday) from the 1st Tuesday in April until the last Tuesday in November. Look to the Public Notice Tab, to see if Garbage & Recycling is going to be delayed a day or canceled due to weather.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATES
1st qtr. – Jan. 1st to March 31st due May 6th/ Shut off due May 21st
2nd qtr. – Apr. 1st to June 30th due Aug. 6th/ Shut off due Aug. 21st
3rd qtr. – July 1st to Sept. 30th due Nov. 6th/ Shut off due Nov. 21st
4th qtr. – Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st due Feb. 6th/ Shut off due Feb. 21st
Fees for Water/Sewer Bill: Water: $4.83 per unit (1 unit = 1,000 gallons) Water Ready: $46.80 – Set Fee Sewer: $26.50 – Set Fee + $6.33 per unit (1 unit = 1,000 gallons) Sewer Ready: $65.00
If there is no water usage there will still be a bill of $138.30
Summer taxes are due without penalty on or before July 31st.
Winter taxes are due without penalty on or before February 14th.
The City of Zilwaukee cannot except the previous year tax payment after March 1st. Previous years taxes can be paid at the County.
Applications for Tax Deferments are available at City Hall.
Published Meeting Minutes
Planning Commission Minutes
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
COVID-19 Training Manual