Recycling Simplified from Republic Waste Services.
Yard Waste Specifics
Republic Waste yard waste specifics are as follows:
- Not longer than 4 feet long
- Not thicker than 2 inches diameter
- Not heavier than 40 pounds
Approved Disposal Methods
The approved disposal methods are:
- In biodegradable paper leaf bags
- Yard Waste Cans - in clearly marked containers (the sticks and twigs should not extend over the height of the container)
- Bundled up
- Bags and/or cans should not weigh more than 50 pounds
(Yard Waste stickers to place on your containers are available at City Hall)
To contact Republic Waste about a problem or concern, please call 888-872-7455
Genesee County Planning Commission Recycling Information
Please click here for additional information regarding recycling and household hazardous waste recycling day.
Residents of Genesee County can now bring their left-over, unused, and unwanted latex paint to the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Restore in the City of Flint to be recycled at no charge! Regular business hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What Happens to the Paint
The paint collected at the Restore is transported to a processing facility in Battle Creek, operated by ePaint LLC, where the paint is then made into a new paint product called "Everybody’s Paint" or "ePaint" for short. This new paint product is then returned to the Restore in the City of Flint where residents can purchase new paint for under $15 per gallon! Paint colors even have their own Michigan-made touch such as "Keep Lake Michigan Blue", "Mackinaw Green" and "Petoskey Stone."
This program has been organized by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission with support from the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and Keep Genesee County Beautiful.
For more information please email the Genesee County Recycle Hotline or call at 810-762-7744; or the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Restore at 810-766-9089. Restore Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.