The City of Flint presents the 11th annual Love Your City Month this May in partnership with Keep Genesee County Beautiful and Priority Waste. Mayor Neeley encourages residents and community groups to join the citywide effort to clean and beautify the city of Flint through a variety of activities this May.
“When we come together to keep our community clean, we see positive impacts on mental health, public safety, and quality of life in Flint neighborhoods,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “It’s especially important for us to create positive environments for our children, where they can play safely and dream big. I want to thank our partners and community members who are working hard to beautify Flint.”
Throughout the month of May, Keep Genesee County Beautiful will provide free yard waste bags, garbage bags, and cotton work gloves to individuals and groups organizing outdoor cleanup activities in public areas like parks, schools, traffic medians, libraries, right-of-ways, etc. Call Keep Genesee County Beautiful at 810-767-9696 or email [email protected] at least 10 days in advance of the day supplies are needed.
Flint-based organizations can also request dumpsters for neighborhood cleanups by calling the City of Flint Blight Office at 810-237-2090. Dumpsters should be requested at least 10 days prior to an event. Dumpsters will be provided to organizations only; not for personal use.
Getting involved is as close as your curb. Priority Waste is offering unlimited curbside pickups of specific materials each week in May. All designated items must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on residents’ regular weekly collection days. Residents can contact Priority Waste at 855-927-8365 with any questions about what can be placed at the curb.
May 1-5: Unlimited Large Item Pickup
From May 1-5, Priority Waste will provide unlimited large item pickup. Some restrictions apply; no refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, cast iron tubs, tires, shingles, demolition debris, plumbing, countertops, concrete, or eviction/moving clean outs.
May 8-12: Unlimited Bagged Trash Pickup
From May 8-12, Priority Waste will provide unlimited bagged trash pickup. All trash must be in bags weighing less than 50 pounds.
May 13: Tire Buyback
City of Flint residents may drop off tires Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Environmental Rubber Recycling, 6515 N. Dort Hwy. Residents will be paid by tire or per load: $1 per tire up to a maximum of 25 tires, or $25 per load for 25 tires or more. Only auto and light truck tires will be accepted. Tire disposal is available for non-commercial residents of the city of Flint. No commercial vehicles allowed.
May 15-19: Unlimited Flattened and Bundled Cardboard
From May 15-19, Priority Waste will pick up unlimited amounts of flattened and bundled cardboard as part of recycling collection. Cardboard bundles must weigh less than 50 pounds. Cardboard must be flattened and tied to limit potential contamination with Styrofoam or other materials hidden inside, as well as keep it from blowing around.
May 22-26: Unlimited Bundled Brush Pickup
From May 22-26, Priority Waste will pick up unlimited brush in bundles no larger than four feet long, with branches less than two inches thick. Each bundle must weigh less than 50 pounds. No trees, tree trunks, stumps, or logs. Brush should be bundled with rope or twine; no wire or belts. Regular compost collection will continue as usual.