Collection is provided between 10:00 pm the preceding evening and 8:00 am, Tuesday through Friday mornings. The collection schedule is not adjusted for holidays. Contractor shall give notice through the local media for any changes. Containers are to be placed curbside after 1:00 pm on the evening preceding the scheduled collection day. Any can or reusable container not collected with the refuse is 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.
Compost and Rubbish
The site opens this year on April 24. The disposal area is located at the old Cliffs Dow site accessed from Lakeshore Blvd. This site is open 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.
Weather permitting, last day open will be November 11, 2017.
The Household Rubbish site opens for the season on April 29. It is open every Tuesday, 3 p.m -7 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month 9 a.m – 1 p.m. Weather permitting, the last day open is November 11, 2017. 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 the following form with the Public Works Dept. showing a list of tenants eligible to use the site.
[Household Rubbish Drop-Off Rental Registration Form]
We ask that all individuals respect traffic and waiting lines that may occur by entering westbound from Lakeshore Blvd. 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. This can be done through a plumbing and heating company. 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 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
City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community wide "Trash to Treasure Weekend" annually the Saturday before Labor Day.
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.
• Residents can place reusable/serviceable items in front of their house on the curb no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on the pre-determined date. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb no later than 2:00 p.m. the same day.
• Removal of items will be strictly enforced in accordance with Section 22.33 of the City’s Nuisance Ordinance: It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate rubbish or any articles or junk, except as may be necessary for construction work or normal course of a business.
• This Public Service Announcement will serve as notice that items left at the curb will be picked up by the Public Works Department and invoiced to the property owner on a time, material and disposal fee basis.
• College students are encouraged to participate in the treasure hunt in that they may find items which will be useful to them in their dormitory or apartment.
• Examples of items that can be recycled include lamps, tables, chairs, dishes, etc. Please, no rubbish. Rubbish is defined to mean anything that does not work, is not clean and is not serviceable.
• Depositing unwanted items is prohibited.
• It is suggested that residents remove lawn ornaments and other wanted items to avoid mistaken identity.
For more information or questions, please contact the Public Works Department at (906) 228-0444.
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 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.
All recyclable materials must be clean of food residue. Materials are to be placed curbside loosely in hard-walled plastic bins, baskets or boxes. Containers used for recyclable collection must be easily differentiated from those used for refuse collection. Do not use plastic bags as recycling containers, and do not place rigid materials for pick-up in paper bags.
-Newspapers and inserts
-Magazines and catalogs
-High gloss papers
-Clean corrugted cardboard
-Chipboard (i.e. cereal/cracker boxes)
-Phone books, computer paper, junk mail
Organic waste material can be dropped off at the Waste Management Transfer Station at 910 W Baraga Ave. and should be limited to the following options. Please use paper food bags for delivery to the site.
Organic Waste includes:
Fruits and vegetables (scraps or whole)
Bread, pasta and grains
Bakery items and ingredients
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"
Junk mail and magazines