QQWelcome to Notices and News for the Charter Township of Breitung! Click the links in the Table of Contents to go to that information.

Garbage/Refuse Collection
Beginning April 1st, 2023, Waste Management will be Breitung Township's new Partner for refuse/garbage collection. With this new contract, there are a few changes.

BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, if you live on a private road off of a County Trunk, you will need to bring your refuse to the County Road. Waste Management's trucks are too large and heavy to travel on private roads.

On or around the end of April, new refuse containers will be distributed to each resident with a refuse account. Once delivered, these are the only containers you should use for setting out your refuse.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT!  The collection schedule remains the same for now, but a new collection schedule will be coming out soon!
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Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF)
Who Is Eligible?
  • Homeowners with household incomes less than 150% of Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Homeowners who own and occupy the property as their primary residence
  • Homeowners must have and explain a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19 on or after January 21, 2020
Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

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Leaves/Yard Debris/Compost Pick-up

The first Monday of the first week of each month from May through November is designated as "compost collection week." Compostable materials such as leaves, brush, weeds, grass clippings, pinecones, pine needles, plants, limbs, etc. will be collected separately from normal household refuse collection.

For 2024, we will begin compost pick-up on April 1. If Monday is a legal holiday, the week will start on Tuesday. Dates are as follows:
April 1, May 6,  June 3,  July 1,  August 5,  September 9,  October 7,  November 4
  * April 1st (weather permitting) crews will NOT go out with snow/slippery roads/cold weather.
  * Due to the Labor Day holiday, pick-up will take place on Monday, September 9th.

  1. Materials to be collected must be placed out by 7:00 a.m. on Monday.

  2. All material shall be placed in the front of the property on the road right-of-way within 10 feet of the road or pavement for collection, including special collection material. Brush must be placed neatly in bundles parallel to the road.

  3. All compost must be in separate bags/containers. Each bag, container and brush bundle must not exceed 50 lbs. in weight.

  4. Compost and brush collection is for regular yard maintenance only. Property clearing will not be collected by the township.

  5. Special Collection: After a qualifying weather event, and following normal collection, the township may determine that there will be a special collection. Special collection is defined as larger than normal collection that requires additional township equipment and time. The DPW Superintendent and/or the Township Superintendent will determine if a weather event is considered to be a “qualifying weather event.” Residents are asked to call the Department of Public Works and request an assessment for special collection. The DPW will not be responsible for any damages to property during this collection.

  6. Additionally, all Breitung Township Residents that would like to dispose of brush themselves are welcome to stop in at the Township Hall and check out a key to the Free Brush Pile on Second Street in Quinnesec. Compost is to continue to be transported to the Dickinson County Waste transfer site at N2500 Baler Rd. located behind the Tricity Cinema. Brush is defined as sticks and branches. Compost is leaves, pine needles, dirt and grass clippings.

Drop Boxes
You may utilize either one to drop off utility/tax payments, absentee ballots/applications, or any other Township correspondence.  The first box is located to the right of the front doors of the Township Office Building and requires you to park and walk up to it.  The second drop-box is located on the south side of the Township Office building, in front of the Board Room entrance, and allows you to drive-up and place your items in the box without having to leave your car.


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Questions about road construction or road plowing in your neighborhood?
Contact the Dickinson County Road Commission at 906-774-1588

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Michigan Homeowners can now apply for a loan to replace failing or near failing septic systems after the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) partnered with Michigan Saves to finance the loans.
The financing is through the Septic Replacement Loan Program (SRLP), which provides low-interest financing options for loans up to $50,000.
A failing septic system can back up wastewater into homes and poses serious health and environmental risks, like the contamination of surface water and drinking water resources.
Michigan Legislature allocated $35 million to EGLE's Onsite Wastewater Management Unit for the development and implementation of the statewide program, according to the state.
The SRLP is divided into two tiers: Tier One being income-based financing and Tier Two being market-based loans. Tier One project loans will range up to $30,000 and up to $50,000 for Tier Two projects. Rates, terms, and loan amounts will vary.
The state said to be eligible for the program, septic systems must be permitted by the local health department in accordance with EGLE's program minimum standards and be installed by a Michigan Saves authorized septic installation contractor.
For more information about the SRLP, to find a Michigan Saves authorized contractor, and to begin the financing process for septic system replacement, please visit the Michigan Saves website.
See more loan information here!

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Approved 2024 Budget
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