Solid Waste Services

The Public Works Department collects leaves, lawn rakings, garden plants and trimmings, and sod twice a year throughout the City. Material may be bagged or placed adjacent to the street. Do not place yard waste in prepaid garbage bags. Do not block street gutters and drains.

Garbage/Seasonal Compost Collection & Recycling

> Fall 2016 Compost & Brush Collection Schedule

> Spring Compost Collection Map
> Fall Compost Collection Map


> Garbage Collection Information
> Garbage Collection MAP
> Household Hazardous Waste Information
> Marquette County Landfill
> Recyclables Collection
> Computer Recycling


Compost Drop-Off

The site is open April 25th, 2016, weather permitting. The disposal area is located at the old Cliffs Dow site accessed from Lakeshore Blvd. This site is open to City residents 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.
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]


Household Rubbish Drop-Off

The Household Rubbish site opens for the season April 26th, 2016. 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 a form with the Public Works Dept. showing a list of tenants eligible to use the site.

> Household Rubbish Drop-Off Rental Registration Form

> Household Rubbish Drop-Off Site Location

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. 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.


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

Saturdays & Sundays

> Landfill Sign Off Form


Trash to Treasure

City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community wide "Trash to Treasure Day" annually in September.

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.


  • 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

Director of Public Works and Utilities
Curt Goodman

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