Public Works City-Cleanup Information
The Public Works Department collects leaves, lawn rakings, garden plants and trimmings, and sod three times per year throughout the City. Weather permitting, one collection occurs during the last week of April and the first week of May, and the entire City is collected twice during the last two weeks of October. 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.
The Compost site is open as of Monday, May 5, 2014 and will close in November, depending upon weather conditions. 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 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non residents who own property in the City must bring a driver’s license and current water bill for the property showing payment of the garbage fee that supports this facility. City of Marquette residents may bring their yard waste, grass clippings, garden debris, etc. There is no limit on the amount which will be accepted. Residents also may 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 now accepting organic waste recycling at the Municipal Service Center located at 850 W. Baraga Avenue. Material can be placed in the green Waste Management container located at the southeast corner of the front parking lot during normal operational hours of Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. [Acceptable Materials]
The Rubbish drop-off site will open on Saturday, May 3, 2014 will close in November. The site is open to City residents on Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. and the second Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The drop-off site is limited to toys, tools, furniture, appliances (must be tagged Freon free), old clothing, shoes, books, drapes, carpets, decorations, (remodeling waste less than one pickup truck load per day) and other minor household items. No shingles are accepted. Appliances accepted ONLY on Saturdays.
Appliances and White goods include all appliances and water heaters. Appliances using any regulated refrigerant must bear an appropriate technician’s certificate of compliance certifying that the refrigerant has been recaptured. Metal items will be separated for recycling. You need a drivers license & City water bill for admittance. The site is located off Wright Street between Presque Isle and Lakeshore Blvd. The following items will not be accepted:
The following places provide Electronic Equipment Recycling:
Properties paying the "Garbage" fee on their monthly utility bills are eligible to dispose yard waste through this site. Owners and tenants of properties not paying the fee should contact their regular waste hauler for service. This services is supported by fees, not taxes.
Properties paying the “Garbage/Yard Waste” fee on their monthly utility bills (green bag users) are eligible to dispose of yard waste through this collection. Owners and tenants of properties not paying the fee should contact their regular waste hauler for service. This service is supported by fees, not taxes. All residents are asked to observe the following rules to provide for a safe, efficient cleanup.
Open burning is not permitted in the City of Marquette – Neighborhood maps are available on City’s website. Questions? Contact the Public Work Dept. @ 228-0444 or check the City’s website:www.mqtcty.org – Neighborhood maps are available on City’s website here
Contact the Public Work Dept. @ 228-0444
Permanent year round schedule is as follows:
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.
For more information or questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (906) 228-0444.