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Recycling & Disposal
Hiawatha Shores Recycling & Disposal is a local, family owned, full service waste removal company serving the Schoolcraft County area in Michigan’s Beautiful Upper Peninsula. We provide garbage collection and recycling services to homeowners, contractors, small businesses, retail establishments and manufacturing industries throughout our service area. Our goal is to be the most professional, knowledgeable, and most courteous waste removal company in the area.Find Us OnFacebook

Our customers receive prompt, reliable and courteous refuse service from our professional staff and well-maintained, state-of-the-art fleet of collection vehicles, and refuse containers.

Being good stewards of the environment will continue to remain our priority. Thru our experience, innovation, and exceptional service, we will continue to strive to implement effective and convenient recycling programs.

Serving the Following Communities
  • • Manistique
  • • Cooks
  • • Gulliver
  • • Curtis
  • • Seney
  • • Germfask
  • • Gould City
  • • Engadine
  • • Naubinway
  • • McMillan
  • • Newberry
We provide our customers with a residential cart on wheels in various sizes and pick-up schedules to fit their needs. This allows our drivers to provide a safe and more efficient service to our customers. Our cart sizes are 65 gallon and 95 gallon and can be scheduled for picked-up weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Residential customers are also able to drop off their waste at our disposal facility in Gulliver, MI.

Contact Us to receive pricing on a garbage collection plan tailored to fit your needs today!

Residential Cart Guidelines
  • • Residential Carts need to be out on the side of the street by 5:30am.
  • • Everything we pick up needs to be in the cart. If you need extra carts or need an additional pickup, please contact us for scheduling.
  • • Additional charges may apply if driver has to come back for carts not out or for additional pickups.

Residential Curbside Pickup
  • • Including a 65gal. or 95gal. tote
We offer a variety of containers (dumpsters), roll-offs (see below) and compactors suited for your commercial needs. We provide garbage collection and recycling services to local restaurants, car washes, offices, industrial manufacturing businesses, retail shops, apartments, and condominium complexes. Whatever level of trash service you require, we will help implement the most cost effective waste collection and/or recycling program to meet the specific needs of your company.

All of our collection programs can be tailored to meet your specific needs.  Collection is available daily, weekly, twice monthly, once a month or on call. Our commercial/retail container (dumpster) sizes are 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 cubic yard.

2CY Dumpster

3CY Dumpster

4CY Dumpster

6CY Dumpster

8CY Dumpster

We can also provide Compactors to reduce your companies waste disposal costs.  Compactors are fully enclosed containers varying in size from 15 to 40 cubic yards. They utilize a mechanical blade within the container to compact the waste to maximize the amount of materials that can be loaded into the container. These containers must have access to electrical power from which to operate the mechanical blade. Most compactor customers generate high levels of waste or recyclable materials and benefit greatly from the maximization of space available for waste. The upfront cost of a compactor is higher than other types of containers, however savings are gained due to the significantly fewer collections needed over time.

Contact Us for a price quote and to discuss your business's garbage removal requirements today!

  • Dumpsters must be placed on hard level surface, with no overhead wires or obstructions. Allow ample area to drive up to front of box.
Roll-Off Container waste collection services are provided using large containers that are delivered and then at a later date are picked up to be emptied on an on-call or scheduled basis. Our roll-off container options offer a recycling or waste disposal solution for any size trash-disposal job, from construction site cleanup to house clean out to roofing debris removal. We offer same-day or next-day roll-off container delivery in sizes of 20, 30, or 40 cubic yards. Contact Us for a price quote on a roll-off Container for your next project today!


How far in advance do I need to order a Roll-Off Container?  Please allow at least 24 hours notice when ordering a dumpster.

What methods of payment does your company accept?  We currently accept cash or check only. Payment is due upon delivery of the Roll-Off container.

Should I call for a Roll-Off Container removal or is it automatic?  Yes, you MUST call to arrange for a dumpster removal.

Are there materials which may NOT be placed in the dumpster?  Yes, we are unable to accept any hazardous waste or "special" waste, including medical waste, oil based paint, paint thinner, asbestos, fuels, car batteries or liquids of any kind. If you need to dispose of household hazardous waste, you should contact your local household hazardous waste disposal site to learn of the acceptable methods for disposal in your area. For an additional listed of items that cannot be disposed of in the Roll-Off containers click here.

Are there any extra charges?  The following items can go in the dumpster for an additional charge: Tires, Mattresses, Televisions, Computers and any appliance with freon, such as refrigerators, air conditions, and water coolers.

What does my payment include?  Your payment includes the delivery and removal of your dumpster, seven day rental and allowable weight based on size (see chart below).

What if I need to keep the Roll-Off container longer that the included rental period?  A rental charge of $5.00 per day will apply.

What are the dimensions of the Roll-Off containers?  See the chart Below (dimensions are approximate).

Roll-Off Containers

Size Height Width Length Tons Included in Price
20 CY 5 ft. 8 ft. 22 ft. 3 tons (6,000 lbs.)
30 CY 6 ft. 8 ft. 22 ft. 5 tons (10,000 lbs.)
40 CY 7 ft. 8 ft. 22 ft. 7 tons (14,000 lbs.)

Roll-Off Container Guidelines
  1. Do not over load container
  2. No material is to hanging over sides
  3. Rear door should be closed and latched
  4. Do not fill the container with dirt, rocks, concrete, or stumps – please contact us for special arrangements
  5. Tires are subject to extra charge
  6. Any item with Freon gas such as air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, etc. may be subject to extra charges
  7. Mattresses may subject to extra charges

*We cannot accept any hazardous waste, paints, solvents, motor oil, kerosene, gasoline, antifreeze, car batteries, propane tanks, or any other flammable or toxic material. Special pricing will apply for containers scheduled for clean concrete, dirt, asphalt, brush, wood chips, or stumps.
Hiawatha Shores, Recycling & Disposal LLC. provides environmentally-responsible recycling programs for commercial, municipal and residential customers. We can tailor a recycling program to fit your needs, whether it's for your home, business, restaurant or industrial facility. We also offer free source-separated recycling of various materials at our Landfill in Gulliver, MI.

Inquire about our current Waste Management Services today!

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