***Every ton of disposables the Michigamme Township recycles or composts is a ton of waste Michigamme Township does NOT have to pay for as trash at the Marquette County Landfill.
Michigamme Township has started an optional recycling program. If you wish to participate, the Township is providing 2 trailers on the parking lot across from the DPW garage on Barnum Street in the village. One trailer is for Rigid Materials and the other for ACCEPTABLE Fiber Materials. Trailers are open 24 - 7.
Rigid Materials:Glass, plastic, small pieces of metal, aluminum/steel/tin cans, food jars, water bottles, milk jugs, sports drink bottles, non-deposit soda and juice bottles, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese container, butter tubs, laundry detergent bottles, fabric softener bottles, drained oil plastic quarts/gallons/jugs, dishes or silverware, hand soap bottles, ice cream buckets, TV dinner trays, pot & pans. Items may be co-mingled.
Acceptable Fiber Materials : Dry fiber, paper, cardboard, books, magazines, junk mail, newspapers, office paper, file folders, envelopes, shredded paper, telephone books, ledger, manila envelopes, sticky notes, paper bags, paper egg cartons, paper plates, paper plates, and non wax paper cups.
All recycle items must be kept clean (rinsed out), dry, and empty. Landfill Items: (For general household garbage pick-up): Bubble Wrap, Plastic Bags, Plastic Wrap, Sorel Boots & Styro Foam Items.
Marquette County Sharps Disposal Sites: This new program allows you to bring your used syringes and other sharps to the following locations: Snyder Drugs, Ishpeming; Hometown Shopko, Ishpeming; Morrison Pharmacy, Ishpeming.
Electronics can be returned to Best Buy, Goodwill, and American. They will not be allowed in the recycling trailers.
Marquette County Residential Electronics Collection Events August 9 7am-7pm Marquette County Landfill 600 County Road NP (Off county rd 480 near Lindberg Gravel Pit) September 19 3pm-7pm Lakeview Arena Parking Lot (401 E Fair Ave) September 20 3pm-7pm West End Transfer Station (West Ishpeming, no side of US 41 just west of the DNR field station) ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING
All computer related items (CPU,mouse,keyboard)
Laptops & Tablets
Televisions CRT & flat screens only. Projection TV's cannot be accepted due to space limitations.
Computer Monitors & flat screens
Scanners & Fax machines
Cell phones, DVD & CD players stereo equipment
Since this is a free event, consider making a monetary donation to the Feeding America Food Bank on the day of the vent.
If you have any question, please call the Township Office at 323-6608.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Check out our recycling area!
Reminder that our town saves money when YOU recycle!
It is now so easy! You can drive right up to the bins. They are easy to reach and labeled.
2017 Dumpster Dates
August 16 8am-5pm August 17 8am-8pm August 18 8am-5pm August 19 8am-12pm
Container after container was filled this year.
Please note that the following items will not be accepted:Tires, septic tanks, hazardous materials, gas tanks, complete buildings or shingles.Junk vehicles can be brought to Harsila and Son’s Auto Salvage or A & L Iron and Metal.All appliances that contain Freon will be accepted with a $15.00 payment. (You may be asked to provide proof of property ownership such as a recent tax statement.)
FYI - the West Marquette County Transfer Station ( located in west Ishpeming - no side of 41 just west of the DNR field 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
Household Hazardous Waste Collection: dates not offered NO LATEX PAINT WILL BE ACCEPTED!