The City of Marquette's cemetery is operated under the Public Works Department. The 113–acre Park Cemetery was established at its present location on Seventh Street in 1858. The cemetery provides perpetual care on a year-round basis. Many of Marquette’s founding families and early pioneers are buried here.

Garbage Collection, Recycling, Compost Site, Rubbish Collection

The City of Marquette provides once per week collection of household refuse and properly prepared recyclables from all residential properties within the city. In addition to garbage pickup, the City of Marquette offers curbside collection of recyclable materials. Prior to collection, recyclable materials must be divided into two separate streams – fiber materials and rigid materials – which will be picked up on alternating weeks at the same time as curbside garbage collection.

The compost and rubbish drop off sites are open every week and are available to City residents.


The City’s urban forest consists of over 5,500 street trees and tens of thousands of trees in public parks. In addition to planting trees on public properties, the division is responsible for the removal of dead and diseased trees, pruning of some 500 trees each year and the enforcement of the city’s tree ordinance. Marquette’s efforts in this area have earned it the National Arbor Day Association’s designation as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1981.

Sewer Issues

The employees in this division are responsible for the repair, inspection and preventative maintenance of 88.3 miles of sanitary sewer main, 53 miles of storm water main, 34 run-off detention basins and other control structures. In addition to routine and emergency cleaning, this group is responsible for maintaining the quality of streams and natural water courses through the city by repair and control of erosion and sedimentation on public property.

Street Maintenance

This division is responsible for maintaining 18 miles of bike path, 68 miles of sidewalk, 92 miles of street right-of-way and 25 public parking lots. Services include concrete and asphalt patching, sweeping, plowing, ice control, snow removal, right-of-way mowing, pavement marking, and maintenance of thousands of traffic/parking control signs.

The compost and rubbish drop off sites are open every week and are available to City residents.

Water Distribution

Delivering superior quality drinking water and fire fighting supplies through maintenance of a 99-mile distribution network of water mains using 3 storage reservoirs, 3 booster pumping stations, 885 fire hydrants, 25 pressure district control valves and about 5800 metered connections is no trivial task. Our water distribution division is second to none.


The Water/Wastewater division operates two plants; one that filters drinking water and another that treats wastewater, sewage and storm water.

Public Works Director and Superintendents


Curt Goodman

Director of Public Works906-225-4055
Scott Cambensy

Scott Cambensy

Superintendent of Public Works906-225-8977
Eric Stemen

Eric Stemen

Superintendent of Facilities906-225-8978
1100 Wright St. Marquette, MI 49855