Public Works Residentail Recycling

Waste Management collects recyclables from all residential properties within the City once per week. The collection is on the same evening as scheduled garbage collection for each address. Bins containing recyclables are to be placed curbside after 4:00 pm on the evening preceding the scheduled collection day. Bins are 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. A map of the daily collection routes is available [here] or residents may call the City Public Works Department at 228-0444 or to contact local Waste Management officials, [view their website].

As of April 1, 2011, the Waste Management Transfer Station will only accept recycle material on Wednesdays from 2:30-6:30pm. Please bring proper identification showing you are a Marquette City resident (driver's license and current City utility bill with garbage fee). Free for Marquette City residents. Residential and commercial recycle customers outside the City of Marquette will be charged recycle fee. Must check in with scale attendant. [View Announcement]

Acceptable Materials

The following materials are collected for recycling:

  • newsprint and inserts
  • magazines and catalogs
  • corrugated cardboard
  • paper bags
  • boxboard
  • phone books
  • computer paper
  • mixed office paper and junk mail
  • aluminum, tin, and steel cans
  • clear, green and brown glass containers
  • plastic containers bearing the international recycling symbol and code numbers 1 - 7

All materials must be clean of food residue and other putrescible material.


Organic Waste Recycling

Organic waste material are being collected and should be limited to the following options:

  • Fruits and vegetables, scraps or whole
  • Bread, pasta, and grains
  • Bakery items and ingrediants
  • 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 packaging
  • Pizza boxes
  • Junk mail and magazines
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Any paper
  • Animal waste
  • Plants
  • Cloth
  • Leather

Please use paper food bags for delivery to the site.

Preparation for Collection

Materials are to be placed curbside in hard-walled plastic bins, baskets, or boxes, or in separate bags for each type of material (Single sort can mix together). Recyclables of a single type may be set out co-mingled in a single container, but separate containers or segregation are required to separate fiber type recyclables from glass, plastic and metal recyclables. Containers used for recyclable collection must be easily differentiated from those used for refuse collection. Only string may be used to bundle recyclables, no rubber bands or wire.

Please Note

We recommend that you use 2 curbside recycling bins, one for FIBER & one for GLASS, PLASTIC & METAL. Do not use trash cans or bags as recycling containers.

FIBER CURBSIDE PREPARATION
Newspapers & inserts
Magazines and catalogs
High gloss papers

Place in bin
Do not use rubber bands to bundle items

Clean corrugated cardboard

Broken down and place in bin

Brown paper grocery bags

Collapse and place in bin

Chipboard
(i.e. cereal/cracker boxes)

Remove liner, break down and place in bin

Phone books, Computer paper, junk mail Place in bin
Cardboard must be broke down into 2 X 2 FOOT pieces

Metal and tin
Metal food cans, foil, metal caps, pie tins

Wash out, place in bin

Glass
Clear, brown and green bottles

Wash out, remove lids/caps, place in bin

Plastic
Milk jugs, laundry soap jugs, ketchup, juice containers, etc

Wash out, remove lids/caps

All plastics must contain recycle symbol with number inside (we accept plastic container numbers 1 through 7)

Drop-Off Recycling Facility located at 910 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette

As of April 1, 2011, the Waste Management Transfer Station will only accept recycle material on Wednesdays from 2:30-6:30pm. Please bring proper identification showing you are a Marquette City resident (driver's license and current City utility bill with garbage fee). Free for Marquette City residents. Residential and commercial recycle customers outside the City of Marquette will be charged recycle fee. Must check in with scale attendant.

Reuse Alternatives

The following organizations accept a variety of clothing, household goods, furniture, books, and other materials for reuse. Please contact them about the
acceptability of items you may wish to donate before dropping them off.

Goodwill
3125 US 41 West

226-2444

St. Vincent de Paul
2118 Fitch Ave

226-3721

The Salvation Army
1009 W Baraga Ave

226-2241

UP Children's Museum
123 W Baraga Ave

226-3911

Unacceptable Materials

Fiber Plastic / Glass / Metal

Fast food containers

Plastic bags (Wal-Mart accepts)

Paint cans

Egg cartons

Styrofoam

Ceramic mugs, oven wear

Used pizza cardboard

Egg cartons (Styrofoam)

Drinking glasses

Ribbons, bows, greeting cards

Toys, tinsel, ornaments

Plates

Bathroom waste

Thermoses

Bowls

Paper plates

Plastic caps, cellophane

Light bulbs

Kleenex

Baggies, plastic wrap

Crystal

Paper towels (brown or white)

Bubble wrap

Windows, no broken glass

Pet food bags

Scrap metal

Garbage cans

Fertilizer bags

Screens

Laundry baskets

No Christmas wraps, bows, ribbons or shiny cardboard boxes

Car parts, batteries

Blinds

 

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