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.
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.
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
CLOSED: Saturdays & Sundays
> Landfill Sign Off Form
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.