In addition to garbage pickup, the City of Marquette offers curbside collection of recyclable materials.
Place cardboard, paper, plastic, and metal together loose in a hard-walled container or recycle cart. All recyclable materials must be clean of food residue. Containers used for recyclable collection must be easily differentiated from those used for refuse collection.
The City of Marquette is also accepting recycling at the Waste Management Transfer Station 910 W. Baraga Avenue during business hours. Please enter through the main office to check in Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Verification of City of Marquette resident will need to be provided.
A seperate curbside glass recycle collection will begin December 7, 2020. The first full business week of each month will be dedicated to glass recycle collection only. Please place your glass in a hard walled container next to your garbage and it will be collected on your scheduled pick up day. No other recyclables will be collected that week. The remainder of the month will be dedicated to the single stream recycle collection only.
For more information, please visit https://www.recycle906.com/
-Newspapers and inserts
-Magazines and catalogs
-High gloss papers
-Clean corrugted cardboard broken down and flat
-Chipboard (i.e. cereal/cracker boxes)
-Phone books, computer paper, junk mail
-Aluminum and metal food and beverage conatiners.
Residents may bring organic material to the Marquette County Landfill, located at 600 Co Rd NP, during the business hours Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contents hauled in the back of a truck or trailer must be tarped.
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
If you wish to order garbage and recycle carts, please fill out an order form and mail it to 300 W Baraga Ave., email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 906-228-0445. We will contact you to schedule a time for pickup.
Green Bag Cost:
33 gallon- $1.50/unit or 10 for $15
22 galllon- $1.20/unit or 10 for $12
33 gallon MSHS edition- $1.80/unit or 10 for $18
These bags can be found at:
The Co Op, Econo, Super One, Meijer, Menards, The Spot
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. All bags and containers must be on the ground. Any bags or containers placed on top of a snowbank will not be collected. 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.
Non curbside waste disposal can be hauled to the Waste Management Transfer Station at 910 W Baraga Ave. Vehicles will be charged by weight. If you have any questions, please call 662-6065. Hours of Operation are:
Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch daily 11:00 am - 11:30 am
A landfill permit can be purchased at the City Hall Treasurer's office allowing the resident to haul to the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority located at 600 Co Rd NP. If you have any questions, please call 906-228-0475. Landfill hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Compost and Rubbish
The City of Marquette Compost site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road will open for the season April 24, 2021.
Hours of operation are Tuesdays 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A "Solid Waste" fee payment on a current City water bill and ID is required for admittance.
Yard waste, grass clippings, garden debris etc. are accepted with no size limit. Property owners may also drop off one pickup load of brush per day. (A pile approximately 12’L x 6’W x 5’H). Household organic compost disposal is not available at this time. This drop-off site is not available to commercial haulers.
This site is opening April 26, 2021 for the season. It is open Mondays 3pm - 7pm*, Wednesdays 3pm -7pm* and the second Saturday of each month 1pm – 4pm*. Site will close once dumpsters are at capacity, no exceptions.
Extra days have been added to the first two weeks to provide Spring Cleaning assistance: Thurs. April 29th, Sat. May 1st, Thurs. May 6th. Weekday hours 3pm-7pm*, Saturdays 1pm-4pm*. Site will close once dumpsters are at capacity. The regular schedule will begin Monday, May 10th.
The site is intended for City residents paying the "solid waste" fee to dispose of household items too large for curbside pickup. The daily capacity of this site is regulated by the Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) and once capacity is met, the site will close. No exceptions.
A driver’s license and current 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 or carts” 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.
We ask that all individuals respect traffic and waiting lines that may occur. Accepted items: toys, tools, furniture, old clothing, shoes, books, drapes, carpets, decorations, appliances (must be tagged Freon free by a licensed plumber and only accepted on Saturdays), and other minor household items are accepted but limited to one pickup truck or trailer load per day.
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, electronics.
City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community wide "Trash to Treasure Weekend" Friday, August 14, 2020 through Sunday, August 16, 2020.
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 5:00 p.m. Friday on the pre-determined date. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb no later than 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
• 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.
Properties paying the “Solid Waste” fee on their monthly bills are eligible to use the Christmas tree drop-off sites. Owners and tenants of properties not paying the fee should contact their regular waste hauler for service. These sites are supported by fees, not taxes.
Beginning December 26, 2020 through January 11, 2021 there will be two (2) drop-off sites available for Christmas tree disposal.
One (1) site is located at the west end of Lakeview Arena parking lot, 401 E Fair Ave. Place tree inside orange fencing.
Second (2nd) site is located at Hurley Field, 240 Mesnard St. Place tree inside orange fencing.
Residents are to remove all decorations and stands before disposing of their tree.