Landfill – New Hours

Saturday, Evening Hours Planned for Landfill

The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill will offer Saturday hours beginning April 1, 2023, and will also introduce new Wednesday evening hours.

New in 2023, the Landfill will be open from 7 am – 2 pm on select Saturdays from April through November. In 2023, the Landfill will be open on the following Saturdays: April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, July 8 (following Independence Day holiday), August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, November 25 (following Thanksgiving holiday), and December 30 (following Christmas holiday). It will be closed on all other Saturdays.

Additionally, the Landfill will also offer evening hours, open until 6 pm on Wednesdays April through November. The Landfill is open 8 am – 4 pm every other weekday.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced

The City of Midland Sanitary Landfill has announced the 2023 dates for household hazardous waste collection:

  • Tuesday, April 18
  • Thursday, June 22
  • Wednesday, August 23
  • Tuesday, October 24

On these dates, at no charge, Midland County residents may dispose of household items that are considered hazardous, such as chemicals, oil-based paints and stains, pesticides, insecticides, cleaning products, certain auto products, and mercury. To dispose of unused or outdated medications, visit the Dump Your Drugs drop-off in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center during normal business hours.

Residents must schedule an appointment with the Midland County Department of Public Health Department online at or at 989-832-6681 in advance of the collection dates to take advantage of this service. Be prepared to indicate the type and amount of materials you wish to drop off. Only residents with appointments will be allowed to drop off materials. Large quantities of materials or materials generated from a commercial business will not be accepted. Electronic items such as cell phones, computers, printers, cords, wires, and batteries are accepted daily at Midland Recyclers, 4305 E. Ashman, located at the Landfill entrance. Due to the popularity of this free program, high traffic volumes are anticipated at the Landfill on these dates and appointment availability will go quickly. Residents’ patience is appreciated.

For more information, contact the Landfill at 989-837-6988 or visit The Landfill is located at 4311 E. Ashman Street in Midland.

Hausler Treatment – Mowing Announcement


The Wixom Lake Improvement Board will be overseeing helicopter spraying of nuisance woody vegetation this summer in many parts of the main lake bottomlands within its jurisdiction. The treatments are tentatively scheduled for mid to late June. To increase the effectiveness of the treatments, leaves need to be present on the trees for the herbicide to be actively taken up and translocated throughout the entirety of the plant material (including the roots). Due to this process, the lake board is asking that you not mow areas beyond 50 feet from the original Wixom Lake shoreline (where the treatments will be taking place). It is expected to take approximately 2 months (until late August/early September) for the treatment to completely kill the trees after which mowing can resume in the Bottomland areas.   Efforts will be made to remove most of the remaining dead trunks prior to re-filling the lake. However, certain (deeper) areas may remain standing to serve as fish habitat pending discussions with MDNR. However, it is likely that much of the dead, treated, material will not be removed this year. Keep in mind, that management of nuisance woody vegetation is not a one-year effort, it is a multi-year effort with the ultimate goal of the bottomlands being ready for re-filling upon the completion of the dam in a few years. The Wixom Lake Improvement Board is asking that you please have patience in this process.





Dear PLM Lake and Land Management Corp:

Please treat Wixom Lake per the attached map (click here to view) and summarized as follows:

  • 1.25 acre(s) with Emergent Vegetation in channels
  • 43.25 acre(s) of Nuisance Native Plants with terrestrial management in channels

Schedule for next week, if possible. Pending weather due to foliar application.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Paul Hausler
Water Resources Practice Leader
Office (616) 447-3376
Cell (616) 450-4716