The refuse fee was implemented in 2008 when the contract with Great American Disposal (GAD) increased by approximately $4,000 per month. Prior to that time, the refuse costs collection and disposal were paid for by the operating millage of the Township. With the increase, it was decided that the users for the service should be responsible for part of the costs and the refuse fee was created. The Township Board passed an ordinance that requires all residential structures including duplexes and apartment buildings to be charged for the service.
The monthly charge is approximately half of the actual cost with the General Fund or millage paying the other half, which amounts to $150,000 per year.
If this refuse fee is not paid, it will result in a penalty being assessed as well as monthly interest accumulating. If refuse bills are delinquent more than 6 months, they will be placed on the resident's winter tax bill.
Enrollment Form for Automatic Debit Withdrawal
from your Checking or Savings Account
Click on Electronic Funds Transfer Form for a copy of the form. Fill it out and return to:
Chart Township of Breitung
PO Box 160
Quinnesec, MI 49876.
Compost Pick Up:
Leaves need to be in a bags or containers and not exceed 50 lbs in weight. Brush and limbs must be bundled and cut into approximately 4-foot lengths and not to exceed 3 inches in diameter. Call the township office for a complete list of rules regarding the compost pick-up.
Pick Up Dates:
May 1, 2017
June 5, 2017
July 10, 2017*
August 7, 2017
September 5, 2017*
October 2, 2017
November 6, 2017
Due to the 4th of July and Labor Day holidays, the compost pick-up date was switched to the above days.
Breitung Township contracts with Great American Disposal (GAD) for refuse collection service. Information regarding the refuse collection service can be found in the Breitung Township Waste Management Ordinance.
How to Dispose of Old Refrigerators:
Click on REBATE to find out how to receive $30 when you recycle your old refridgerator.
Out with the old refrigerator, in with the New Year and $40!
Get rid of your old energy guzzling working refrigerator or freezer and get $40!
Call 866-796-0512 for a free pick-up or schedule online at dteenergy.com/recycle
Find out when you're scheduled pickup day is here Great American Disposal Pickup Schedule
GAD also provides a Recycling Program for Dickinson County Residents or go to their site at http://greatamericandisposal.com/recycling/recycle-center/ For information on hazardous materials go to http://greatamericandisposal.com/recycling/hazardous-waste/
Breitung Township residents can bring their leaves and compost, free-of-charge, to GAD's Solid Waste Processing Facility on Baler Drive behind Tri-City Cinemas. Residents can also bring their small limbs and brush to the Township's brush pile. No stumps, building material or leaves are to be dumped at the brush pile. This facility is for occasional homeowner use, not for commercial or large volume clearing. Keys can be signed out at the Township Hall.