Michigamme Township
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Garbage & Recycling

Recycling

Michigamme now recycles! Starting June 8, 2022, all Township households can set out recycling in their new carts. New recycling carts will be delivered between May 25 and June 3, along with information about what to recycle and a collection schedule. Read Frequently Asked Questions below. Starting in June, you can bring your glass bottles and jars to the new glass recycling trailer in the Township Hall parking lot on Barnum Street, Mon-Fri, 8am - 2 pm (except holidays). Use the Materials Wizard tool on this this page (or go to https://www.recycle906.com/) to check if specific items can be recycled.

Schedules and Delays

Garbage pick-up is every Wednesday, and recycling is every other Wednesday. If there is a holiday on Monday that week, pick-up will be that Thursday. Click here for the 2022 recycling and garbage schedule. TV6 and local radio stations are called to announce any delays due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather. Every effort will be made to post a timely notice on this website of such delays.

Garbage

Michigamme Township requests that your garbage be put out by 6:00am for pick-up. Please put all garbage in tied garbage bags (do not use shopping or merchandise bags, as these are very flimsy) in a covered garbage container. The maximum weight is 35 pounds per bag. If your garbage doesn't comply, it will not be picked up. Any questions or concerns about recycling or garbage can be directed to Michigamme Township at 906-323-6608.

Brush Pile

The brush pile is currently open. You must stop at the office to sign in and receive the key to the gate. Please come only during office hours (calling ahead is preferred).

Dumpster Days

Visit the Spring and Fall Clean-Up page for information on Dumpster Days for bulky waste disposal.

Tire Collection

There is no tire collection scheduled for 2022.

Transfer Station

West Marquette County Transfer Station tickets are available for sale at the Michigamme Township office. The cost is $8 per ticket, good for 100 lbs. and do not expire. The transfer station is located in Ishpeming Township just off of US-HWY 41. The West Marquette County Transfer Station has the following hours of operation (please note that if a holiday falls on a day of the week listed below the landfill will be closed): Monday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Thursday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Click here for more information about the transfer station, including hours of operation and a holiday schedule. Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Wednesdays 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM as listed below. All sites are open to any Marquette County resident. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTED IN MY AREA? Your recycling is collected every other week on Wednesdays. Garbage is collected every week. Click here for the 2022 recycling and garbage schedule. DO YOU REALLY RECYCLE WHAT I PUT IN THE CART? YES. Your recycling goes to the Recycle906 facility run by Marquette County, where it is sorted and sent to processors that make new products like cardboard boxes and packaging for food and medical supplies. We don’t mix garbage and recycling at the curb—our hauler may use the same trucks for garbage and recycling, but not on the same day. DO I HAVE TO PUT MY RECYCLING IN THE NEW CART? YES. Residents must use the new cart to set out recycling moving forward. Recycling should be placed loose in the cart, not in plastic bags. WHAT MATERIALS CAN I PUT IN THE RECYCLING CART? Your new cart comes with information about what can be recycled, and you can find detailed information using the Materials Wizard on this page. Here is what we collect in the recycling carts: Plastic bottles, cups, tubs and containers #1-7 Aluminum and steel cans Paperboard boxes (like cereal, crackers, etc.) Cardboard (flatten) Newspaper, junk mail, office paper, magazines, clean pizza boxes Shredded paper (put in a paper bag and fold over edge) Rigid plastics (like an old laundry basket) All containers should be rinsed and empty. Replace caps on empty containers. CAN I RECYCLE GLASS IN MY CART? NO, glass is not accepted in your curbside cart but can be taken to the Township Hall. Starting in June, our Glass Only Recycle Trailer will be open Mon-Fri 8a-2p except Holidays. Click here for the schedule. CAN I RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS OR PLASTIC WRAP IN MY CART? NO. Plastic bags and wrap cause equipment jams at the recycling processing facility. Your household plastic film—like grocery bags, drink case wrapping, cling wrap, and bubble wrap—can be dropped off at almost any large retail or grocery store for recycling. Most people save up their clean and dry plastic film and take it to the grocery store every few months. CAN I RECYCLE SHREDDED PAPER IN MY CART? YES, shredded paper must be placed in a paper bag, stapled or folded shut to prevent spillage. A RECYCLING CART WAS DELIVERED TO MY HOME, BUT I DO NOT WANT IT. WILL YOU TAKE IT BACK? NO. Households must use the new carts to set out recycling moving forward. WILL I BE CHARGED FOR THE NEW CART? NO. Michigamme Township purchased these carts with grant funds from The Recycling Partnership, a national non-profit working to expand recycling access across the country, and Michigan EGLE. WHAT IF MY NEW CART IS STOLEN OR DAMAGED? Each cart will be assigned to an address and can be identified by its RFID tag. If your cart is lost or stolen, please call Michigamme Township at 906-323-6608.
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Garbage & Recycling

Recycling

Michigamme now recycles! Starting June 8, 2022, all Township households can set out recycling in their new carts. New recycling carts will be delivered between May 25 and June 3, along with information about what to recycle and a collection schedule. Read Frequently Asked Questions below. Starting in June, you can bring your glass bottles and jars to the new glass recycling trailer in the Township Hall parking lot on Barnum Street, Mon-Fri, 8am - 2 pm (except holidays). Use the Materials Wizard tool on this this page (or go to https://www.recycle906.com/) to check if specific items can be recycled.

Schedules and Delays

Garbage pick-up is every Wednesday, and recycling is every other Wednesday. If there is a holiday on Monday that week, pick-up will be that Thursday. Click here for the 2022 recycling and garbage schedule. TV6 and local radio stations are called to announce any delays due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather. Every effort will be made to post a timely notice on this website of such delays.

Garbage

Michigamme Township requests that your garbage be put out by 6:00am for pick-up. Please put all garbage in tied garbage bags (do not use shopping or merchandise bags, as these are very flimsy) in a covered garbage container. The maximum weight is 35 pounds per bag. If your garbage doesn't comply, it will not be picked up. Any questions or concerns about recycling or garbage can be directed to Michigamme Township at 906-323- 6608.

Brush Pile

The brush pile is currently open. You must stop at the office to sign in and receive the key to the gate. Please come only during office hours (calling ahead is preferred).

Dumpster Days

Visit the Spring and Fall Clean-Up page for information on Dumpster Days for bulky waste disposal.

Tire Collection

There is no tire collection scheduled for 2022.

Transfer Station

West Marquette County Transfer Station tickets are available for sale at the Michigamme Township office. The cost is $8 per ticket, good for 100 lbs. and do not expire. The transfer station is located in Ishpeming Township just off of US-HWY 41. The West Marquette County Transfer Station has the following hours of operation (please note that if a holiday falls on a day of the week listed below the landfill will be closed): Monday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Thursday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Click here for more information about the transfer station, including hours of operation and a holiday schedule. Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Wednesdays 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM as listed below. All sites are open to any Marquette County resident. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTED IN MY AREA? Your recycling is collected every other week on Wednesdays. Garbage is collected every week. Click here for the 2022 recycling and garbage schedule. DO YOU REALLY RECYCLE WHAT I PUT IN THE CART? YES. Your recycling goes to the Recycle906 facility run by Marquette County, where it is sorted and sent to processors that make new products like cardboard boxes and packaging for food and medical supplies. We don’t mix garbage and recycling at the curb—our hauler may use the same trucks for garbage and recycling, but not on the same day. DO I HAVE TO PUT MY RECYCLING IN THE NEW CART? YES. Residents must use the new cart to set out recycling moving forward. Recycling should be placed loose in the cart, not in plastic bags. WHAT MATERIALS CAN I PUT IN THE RECYCLING CART? Your new cart comes with information about what can be recycled, and you can find detailed information using the Materials Wizard on this page. Here is what we collect in the recycling carts: Plastic bottles, cups, tubs and containers #1-7 Aluminum and steel cans Paperboard boxes (like cereal, crackers, etc.) Cardboard (flatten) Newspaper, junk mail, office paper, magazines, clean pizza boxes Shredded paper (put in a paper bag and fold over edge) Rigid plastics (like an old laundry basket) All containers should be rinsed and empty. Replace caps on empty containers. CAN I RECYCLE GLASS IN MY CART? NO, glass is not accepted in your curbside cart but can be taken to the Township Hall. Starting in June, our Glass Only Recycle Trailer will be open Mon-Fri 8a-2p except Holidays. Click here for the schedule. CAN I RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS OR PLASTIC WRAP IN MY CART? NO. Plastic bags and wrap cause equipment jams at the recycling processing facility. Your household plastic film—like grocery bags, drink case wrapping, cling wrap, and bubble wrap—can be dropped off at almost any large retail or grocery store for recycling. Most people save up their clean and dry plastic film and take it to the grocery store every few months. CAN I RECYCLE SHREDDED PAPER IN MY CART? YES, shredded paper must be placed in a paper bag, stapled or folded shut to prevent spillage. A RECYCLING CART WAS DELIVERED TO MY HOME, BUT I DO NOT WANT IT. WILL YOU TAKE IT BACK? NO. Households must use the new carts to set out recycling moving forward. WILL I BE CHARGED FOR THE NEW CART? NO. Michigamme Township purchased these carts with grant funds from The Recycling Partnership, a national non-profit working to expand recycling access across the country, and Michigan EGLE. WHAT IF MY NEW CART IS STOLEN OR DAMAGED? Each cart will be assigned to an address and can be identified by its RFID tag. If your cart is lost or stolen, please call Michigamme Township at 906-323-6608.
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Interested in serving your community? Download an application here.
Go to https://www.recycle906.com/ to help determine how to recycle or dispose of an item.
Michigamme Township Garbage Information