Garbage Collection

Properties Served Schedules
The City of Marquette provides once per week collection of household refuse and properly prepared recyclables from all residential properties within the city. Residential properties include single family homes, townhouses and apartments, not exceeding five units per building. For purposes of this service, buildings containing more than five dwelling units are considered commercial properties and are responsible for providing their own solid waste services. Collection is provided between 10:00 pm the preceding evening and 8:00 am, Thursday through Friday mornings. The collection schedule is not adjusted for holidays. Contractor shall give notice through the local media for any changes. Containers are to be placed curbside after 1:00 pm on the evening preceding the scheduled collection day. Any can or reusable container not collected with the refuse is to be removed from the street right-of-way and placed in an inconspicuous location on the owner's property prior to 8:00 pm on the collection day.

> Garbage Collection Map
Information & Service Complaints Acceptable Materials
Residential collection is provided by Waste Management, 910 W. Baraga Avenue, under contract to the City of Marquette. Service complaints or requests for information may be directed to Waste Management Inc. at 662-6065, or to the Public Works department at 228-0444. Household refuse may include garbage, rubbish, and kitchen wastes, such as discarded food or food residue and paper used for wrapping the same, animal wastes, and minor household items. It shall be well drained of all liquids. It shall not include yard waste, materials from construction or razing of buildings, waste from any manufacturing process, or hazardous materials defined by Federal, State, or local law, rule or regulation. Refuse does not include materials intended for recycling.

> Household Hazardous Waste Information
Approved Containers Container Placement
All refuse placed curbside for pickup must be in city approved prepaid bags. Approved bags are available at the Waste Management's office and at major area retailers. A prepaid bag may be placed in a covered garbage can for pickup, provided all refuse is contained by the prepaid bag and the bag is tied. All bags shall be tied and each filled bag shall not exceed 30 lbs. The property owner is responsible for damage to bags resulting from dogs, cats, rodents, birds, etc. Residents making use of curbside pickup shall place their approved containers between the sidewalk and curb, or between two and eight feet from the edge of the roadway in areas where there are no sidewalks or curb. Containers shall be placed in front of the owner's property (as much as possible) and in a location accessible to collection equipment. During winter months, refuse containers shall be placed in a driveway opening or some other established opening in the snow bank not above waist height.
Special Service Accommodation Container Placement
Any household not having an able-bodied person or neighbor willing to assist in placing refuse curbside for pick-up may register with the Department of Public Works for special accommodation. Special service cannot be provided without registration. As situations change, type of service may be reconsidered. Residents making use of curbside pickup shall place their approved containers between the sidewalk and curb, or between two and eight feet from the edge of the roadway in areas where there are no sidewalks or curb. Containers shall be placed in front of the owner's property (as much as possible) and in a location accessible to collection equipment. During winter months, refuse containers shall be placed in a driveway opening or some other established opening in the snow bank not above waist height.

Recycling

Please Recycle!
In addition to garbage pickup, the City of Marquette offers curbside collection of recyclable materials.

Prior to collection, recyclable materials must be divided into two separate streams – fiber materials and rigid materials – which will be picked up on alternating weeks at the same time as curbside garbage collection.

2017 Alternating Week Fiber\Rigid Schedule

The City of Marquette is accepting fiber, rigid, and organic waste recycling at the Waste Management Transfer Station at 910 W. Baraga Avenue. Material can be placed in the green Waste Management containers located at the parking lot immediately south of the Waste Management building available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for convenience.

[Acceptable Materials]

All recyclable materials must be clean of food residue. Materials are to be placed curbside loosely in hard-walled plastic bins, baskets or boxes. Containers used for recyclable collection must be easily differentiated from those used for refuse collection. Do not use plastic bags as recycling containers, and do not place rigid materials for pick-up in paper bags.
Fibers and Rigids: A breakdown
Fiber Preparation

Newspapers & inserts
Magazines and catalogs
High gloss papers

Place in curbside bin, unbundled

Clean corrugated cardboard
Pizza boxes

Break down into 2x2 ft squares, place in curbside bin

Brown paper grocery bags

Collapse, place in curbside bin

Chipboard (i.e. cereal/cracker boxes)

Remove liner and collapse, place in curbside bin

Phone books, Computer paper, junk mail

Place in curbside bin, unbundled

Rigids Preparation

Metal and tin
(i.e. Metal food cans, metal caps, pie tins)

Wash out, place in curbside bin

Glass
(i.e. Clear, brown and green bottles)

Wash out, remove lids/caps, place in curbside bin

Plastics (#1 through #7)
(i.e. Milk or juice containers, laundry soap jugs, condiment containers, etc)

Wash out, remove lids/caps, place in curbside bin

Organic Waste Recycling
Organic waste material can be dropped off at the Waste Management Transfer Station at 910 W Baraga Ave. and should be limited to the following options. Please use paper food bags for delivery to the site.

Fruits and vegetables (scraps or whole)

Bread, pasta and grains

Bakery items and ingredients

Eggs, eggshells, nutshells and paper egg cartons

Milk, juices and cartons

Plants, cut flowers and potting soil

Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags

Paper Products (e.g. napkins, paper towels, plates and food"

Junk mail and magazines

Cardboard boxes

Any paper

Animal waste

Plants

Cloth

Leather

Compost and Rubbish

Spring - Fall Compost Drop-Off
The site opens this year on April 24. The disposal area is located at the old Cliffs Dow site accessed from Lakeshore Blvd. This site is open on Monday and Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. City property owners must bring a driver’s license and current water bill for the property showing payment of the solid waste fee that supports this facility. They may bring their yard waste, grass clippings, garden debris, etc. There is no limit on the amount which will be accepted. Property owners may also drop off one pickup load of brush per day. (A pile approximately 12’L x 6’W x 5’H). This drop-off site is not available to commercial haulers. Open burning is not permitted in the City of Marquette.

[Acceptable Materials]
Spring - Fall Household Rubbish Drop-Off
The Household Rubbish site opens for the season on April 29. It is open every Tuesday, 3 p.m -7 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month 9 a.m – 1 p.m. A driver’s license and City water bill showing the payment of a solid waste fee for your property is required for admittance. Residents in rental units using the “green bags” who do not have a water bill in their name need to contact their landlord to file the following form with the Public Works Dept. showing a list of tenants eligible to use the site.

[Household Rubbish Drop-Off Rental Registration Form]

We ask that all individuals respect traffic and waiting lines that may occur by entering westbound from Lakeshore Blvd. Accepted items: toys, tools, furniture, appliances (must be tagged Freon free and only accepted on Saturdays), old clothing, shoes, books, drapes, carpets, decorations, and other minor household items are accepted but limited to one pickup truck load per day. No shingles are accepted.

Appliances and White goods include all appliances and water heaters. Appliances using any regulated refrigerant must bear an appropriate technician’s certificate for compliance certifying that the refrigerant has been recaptured. This can be done through a plumbing and heating company. Metal items will be separated for recycling. Not accepted items: liquid or hazardous wastes, Freon containing appliances, brush or yard waste, regular garbage, food items, rocks or masonry, compressed gas tanks, tires, shingles, computers, laptops, network equipment, computer parts, software, flat panel screens, monitors, printers, scanners.
Brush & Compost Drop Collection
Brush and compost are collected late April to early May curbside and again in late October to early November.

- 2017 Spring Yard Waste & Brush Collection
- Spring Compost Collection Map
- Fall Compost Collection Map
Waste Management- Transfer Station
Waste Management is a private for profit company that provides contract services to the city of Marquette. Hours of operation are subject to change please call 906-662-6065 with any questions.

Year round schedule is as follows:

Open: Monday - Friday: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Office Closed for Lunch Daily: 11:00am to 11:30am
Closed: Saturdays & Sundays
Trash to Treasure
City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community wide "Trash to Treasure Day" annually the Saturday after Labor Day.
The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of reusable household items such as furniture, lamps, electronics, and other working household items. The program is designed to increase awareness in recycling by creating an alternative means of reusing items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.

Guidelines:
• Residents can place reusable/serviceable items in front of their house on the curb no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on the pre-determined date. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb no later than 2:00 p.m. the same day.

• Removal of items will be strictly enforced in accordance with Section 22.33 of the City’s Nuisance Ordinance: It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate rubbish or any articles or junk, except as may be necessary for construction work or normal course of a business.

• This Public Service Announcement will serve as notice that items left at the curb will be picked up by the Public Works Department and invoiced to the property owner on a time, material and disposal fee basis.

• College students are encouraged to participate in the treasure hunt in that they may find items which will be useful to them in their dormitory or apartment.

• Examples of items that can be recycled include lamps, tables, chairs, dishes, etc. Please, no rubbish. Rubbish is defined to mean anything that does not work, is not clean and is not serviceable.

• Depositing unwanted items is prohibited.

• It is suggested that residents remove lawn ornaments and other wanted items to avoid mistaken identity.

For more information or questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (906) 228-0444.

 

Public Works
850 W. Baraga Ave.
300 W. Baraga Ave. (Mail)
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0444
Fax 906.228.0445
pubworks@mqtcty.org

Director of Public Works and Utilities
Curt Goodman
906.225.4055
cgoodman@mqtcty.org

Department Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm