Solid Waste Services
The Public Works Department collects leaves, lawn rakings, garden plants and trimmings, and sod twice a year throughout the City. Weather permitting, the collection occurs during the last week of April into the first part of May, and the October fall collection. 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, April 20, 2015 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 Tuesday, April 28, 2015 and 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:
The following are dates of the City of Marquette’s brush and leaf collection.
Monday – April 27 – All streets north of Fair Avenue.
Tuesday – April 28 – East Marquette bounded by & including Front St on the west, Fair Ave on the north & Baraga Ave on the south.
Wednesday – April 29 – The area west of Front St & north of US 41 Bypass bounded by & including Fair Ave on the north, Seventh St. on the west.
Thursday – April 30 – All streets south of US 41 Bypass.
Friday – May 1 – The area west of Seventh St & north of US 41 Bypass bounded by & including Fair Ave on the north.
Leaves, grass clippings and garden debris
Monday – May 4 – Area bounded by Tracy & Sugarloaf on the west and lying north of Fair
Tuesday – May 5 – Area bounded by & including E Fair on the north, E Hewitt on the south & N Front on the west.
Wednesday – May 6 – Area west of N Front bounded by & including W Hewitt on the south & Seventh St on the west.
Thursday – May 7 – Area south of E Hewitt, bounded by & including E Baraga on the south & Front St on the west.
Friday – May 8 – Area south of W Hewitt, north of US 41 Bypass, west of Front St & bounded by & including Seventh St on the west.
Monday – May 11 – Area south of US 41 Bypass, bounded by & including Hampton St on the south.
Tuesday – May 12 – Area south of Hampton St.
Wednesday – May 13 – Area north of US 41 Bypass, west of Seventh St bounded by & including Cleveland Ave on the north.
Thursday – May 14 – Area north of Cleveland Ave west of N Seventh St bounded by & including W Fair on the north.
Friday – May 15– Area north of W Fair & west of NMU Campus.
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 228-2283 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
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.