Borrow-A-Container

Borrow-A-Container Program

A 4 x 6 x 4-foot (4 cubic yards) dumpster can be reserved by residential customers living within the Midland City limits for overnight loading by calling DPS at 989-837-6900. Containers must be reserved in advance. Residents can reserve up to 4 containers per calendar year. There is no charge for this service.

Reservations are available Monday - Friday, and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The driver will determine the safest location for placement. The container is placed on either your outlawn (between the curb and sidewalk) or driveway approach before 3:30 p.m. and collected early the following day. Friday reservations may load over the weekend for early Monday morning pickup.

Borrow A Container image of a dumpster

Important Documents

Guidelines For Use

  1. Only one Borrow-A-Container per day per address is allowed.
  2. Do not move or relocate the Borrow-A-Container from the location it was placed by the driver.
  3. Due to disposal regulations, containers can be filled with either brush or refuse, but brush and refuse can not be mixed together.
  4. Due to weight restrictions, the Borrow-A-Container can only be filled up to half full with shingles, dry wall or ceramic tile. Overfilled containers must be unloaded by the resident to meet specifications.
  5. The container cannot be used to dispose of hazardous household materials, chemicals, liquid paint, dead animals, car parts, car bodies, car batteries or car tires.
  6. The container may not be used for yard waste, soil or sod, mattresses, box springs, asphalt, concrete, brick or stone & other masonry rubble.
  7. Everything must fit inside the Borrow-A-Container so that the lid completely closes.
  8. Do not pile items outside the Borrow-A-Container.
  9. Everything placed in the Borrow-A-Container must be generated from the address where it is placed.