ATTENTION RESIDENTS WITH ALLEYS:  AT THE JANUARY 22, 2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, THE BOARD VOTED TO MAINTAIN REFUSE/GARBAGE PICK-UP IN THE STREET.  PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOUR REFUSE/GARBAGE IN THE ALLEY FOR PICK-UP STARTING IN JANUARY OF 2018.

Breitung Township provides weekly, curb-side refuse collection for all of its residents.  Per Township policy, all habitable homes within the Township, regardless of occupancy, will be billed for refuse collection.  Breitung Township bills the refuse collection fee twice a year; in January and July.  The fee for refuse collection is $36.90 per billing cycle.  The total cost for the year is $73.80.  You have the option of paying for the year, or paying the two installments during each billing cycle.  

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Breitung Township does not prorate, refund, or split refuse bills.


Breitung Township contracts the refuse collection to Great American Disposal (GAD).  If you have questions as to why your garbage wasn't picked up, or believe your garbage was missed, please contact GAD at 906-774-9006.  You can visit GAD's website by clicking here, to learn more about GAD's refuse collection policies.

Breitung Township residents can bring their leaves and compost, free of charge, to GAD's Solid Waste Processing Facility on Baler Drive, behind the Tri-City Cinemas in Quinnesec. 

Residents also have the availability of bringing their small limbs and brush to the Township's gated brush pile.  The brush pile is not for anything larger than the size of your fist.  Stumps, building materials and leaves are NOT allowed to be dumped at the pile.  Located on Second Street in Quinnesec, the brush pile requires residents to check out a key from the Township offices to the gate before being able to drop off their brush/limbs.  This facility is for residential use only, NOT for commercial or large volume cleaning.

The weekly pick-up schedule followed by Great American Disposal is as follows:
Monday:  Pine Mountain Rd, South Breitung, White Birch Village to the Norway City Limits
Tuesday:  North Breitung - M95 area, County Rd. 607, Bass Lake Rd, Twin Falls Rd, Moon Lake area
Wednesday:  East Kingsford
Thursday:  Upper Pine Creek Rd, Traders Mine Rd, all areas by Lake Antoine
Friday:  Quinnesec 

**UTILITY POLICY IN REGARDS TO RENTAL HOMES:
The Charter Township of Breitung does not switch utilities in to renter's or tenant's names.  The home’s utilities will remain in the homeowner’s or landlord’s name, as they are the responsible party for all outstanding balances.  If you have questions about this policy, please call the Utility Clerk at the number listed below.


PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR UTILITY BILLS:


1. In-person. Our office is open 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday.  We accept cash, checks and debit/credit cards in the office.

2. 24-hour drop box. Can’t make it in during normal business hours? We have a secure drop box located next to our front door that you can drop your payment into anytime.

3. Online. BS&A, our billing software company, provides our residents with the ability to pay their tax and utility bills online. You can find that option by going to our website, www.breitungtwp.org, and clicking on the “Payment and Parcel Information” link on the main page.  Once on that page, please choose “BS&A Payment/Information Site”. You will have to create a login if you haven’t already and the website will walk you through the process from there.

4. Over the phone. If you’re wanting to pay with your debit or credit card, you can call the Utility Clerk or our Treasurer and we can take payments over the phone.

5. Mail.  You can mail in your payment to:

Breitung Township
PO Box 160
Quinnesec, MI 49876

6.   ACH withdrawal.  We offer FREE automatic withdrawal from either your checking or savings account on the day your bill is due.  If you’re interested in ACH withdrawal for your taxes, please contact the Treasurer.  If you’re interested in ACH withdrawal for your utility bills, please contact the Utility Clerk.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
When paying with a debit or credit card, please keep in mind the 3%, minimum of $2, convenience fee that our third-party provider charges.

Whether mailing or dropping off a bill payment, it MUST be received in our office by the due date in order to avoid the late penalty. 

Breitung Township DOES NOT accept postmarks for any payments, whether utility or tax. 


UTILITY CLERK
Adrienne Savord
Office: 906-779-2052

Email: asavord@breitungtwp.org


PLEASE BE KIND TO YOUR NEIGHBORS...

Per Breitung Township ordinance, garbage/refuse cans and bags may not be placed out any earlier than the night before your scheduled pick-up, and is due to be picked up by the end of the scheduled pick-up day. 
Also, make sure all bags are tied, and properly stored in a container in order for them to be available for pick-up and to prevent your refuse from falling out of the bags and/or blowing all over your neighborhood.  This also helps to keep the pesky and very curious animals out of your garbage as well.

If we all do our part, we can easily keep Breitung Township clean!